Heavy rains bring minor flooding in eastern NY; Hudson and Mohawk rivers swell

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Heavy rains bring minor flooding in eastern NY; Hudson and Mohawk rivers swell

On June 14, 2013, Posted by , In Media Coverage,News, With Comments Off on Heavy rains bring minor flooding in eastern NY; Hudson and Mohawk rivers swell
The Associated Press

SCHENECTADY, New York — Forecasters have issued a flash flood warning as a string of thunderstorms moves through the Mohawk and Schoharie valleys.

The National Weather Service in Albany says an inch or two or rain could fall late Friday afternoon in parts of Schoharie and Montgomery counties, where waterways are already full after heavy rain Thursday and weeks of wet weather.

The warning was in effect through early evening.

Schoharie County officials tell local media outlets some roads are closed and there have been some washouts along the Schoharie Creek near the towns of Schoharie and Middleburgh.

Earlier in the day, high water on the Hudson River forced crews to temporarily suspend dredging the upper river of PCBs.

More than an inch of rain fell over parts of eastern New York Thursday.

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