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Blooming Grove Reports Few Minor Issues From Rains. Some County Roads By Hudson River Still Closed

Blooming Grove Highway Superintendent Wayne Kirkpatrick reported several relatively minor issues from water runoff in the Town. Major flood prevention infrastructure work with FEMA funding after Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy likely prevented serious flooding during this round of storms. Superintendent Kirkpatrick told the Courier Journal on Monday,

"We had minor closures where our culverts could not handle the flow ot became obstructed due to the flow.

1. Mt Lodge Rd. between Perry Creek Rd. and Felter Hill Rd.

2. Mountain Lodge Rd. by Orchard Trail.

3. Woodcock Mt. Rd. between Cardinal Dr and Lucky Lane.

All roads were open with in 2.5 hrs .

We will be out tomorrow addressing small issues at these locations."

Orange County Update on Monday evening:

"Due to damaging flooding and road damage due to recent rainfall, several major thoroughfares in Orange and Rockland Counties are closed, according to the New York State Police.

Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain Circle, Bear Mountain Bridge, Long Mountain Circle, the Palisades Interstate Parkway north of exit 14, and the William J. Moreau Popolopen Bridge are closed until further notice.

State Route 9W South is closed from the Bear Mountain Circle through Stony Point."

(Photo and County Report from Mid-Hudson News)

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