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Minor Floods Cause Road Closures

Here in the Southern TIer we're all too familiar with the threat of flooding. Parts of Chenango and Broome County experienced some minor flash floods today causing some roads to close.

With the weekend brought us some warmer temperatures, many area residents were thankful for the break in the weather. But with the warmth came rain...
 
"With the more rain we have, especially the heavy rain like we had this afternoon, it's possible that these streams and cricks can flood," said Keith Dodd of Department of Transportation Bridge
Maintenance.

But the real reason for today's flash floods? A thing called ice jams.

"There's a bend in the crick here and it jams up. We've had this problem in the past," said Dodd

As you can see behind me, DOT members are currently cleaning the ice off the roads. The ice jams are caused by the sudden raise in temperature. It makes them melt and does push that ice up onto the road. DOT members also say this is something we might want to watch out for for the rest of the weekend.

"If people live right next to a crick, they just need to be aware that possibility of ice jamming up and causing a sudden rise,' said Brett Chellis, Director of Broome County Emergency Services.

Chellis says it's also important to be observant if you live near the water. If levels start to rise you may have to leave your home .
immediately

"Have a plan. A plan where you could go to higher ground," said Chellis.

Also, know what you need to take with you if you do have to evacuate. Things like pets, medication, and other necessities are important to remember. On Route 11 in Kirkwood,


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