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Flooding Wreaks Havoc on Tri-State Area

Friday, March 11, 2011

The state of New York — from Manhattan to the Canadian border — is under a flood watch as heavy rains and melting snow have closed some roads in Westchester and the Adirondacks. The National Weather service said there is major flooding already in towns in northern New Jersey.

The heavy rain has ended in our region, but  many rivers and streams are still on the rise. The National Weather Service said there's major flooding in Pompton Lakes, Pompton Plains and Lodi, New Jersey. The township of Pequannock has been evacuating residents along the Pompton River.

Floods have also caused several road closures in areas north of New York City, where the Saw Mill River is about 10 times wider than normal. Pedestrians in the Westchester County village of Elmsford are wading knee-deep through flood waters that have spilled onto major thoroughfares.

A flood watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. for parts of southeast new york and northeast New Jersey.

With the Associated Press

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