Delaware County closed for business; many road and school closures; several town evacuations

Here's the latest from Delaware County Emergency Services, sent at 8am this morning:

Press Release

09/08/11~ 0800 hrs

By order of James Eisel, Chair of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors,
all Delaware County offices, buildings and courts are closed.

The Town and Village of Sidney have declared a state of emergency. All roads
in the Town are closed. A shelter was opened at the St. Lukes Church located
at 139 West Main Street and a second shelter was opened at the Sidney Middle
School. The river in this area is expected to crest at major flood stage by mid-
afternoon today.

The Town of Deposit has declared a State of Emergency. All roads in the Town
are closed at this time. They are experiencing flash flooding and are currently
working on notifications for possible evacuations in the low lying areas. The
Village of Deposit is also doing notifications to residents that may need to
evacuate, however the Village is not under a State of Emergency at this time.

The West Branch at Delhi is above major flood stage with several roads closed.

The West Branch at Walton is expected to crest mid morning at 14.7 feet
which has already put water onto Delaware Street near Breakey Motors and
McDonalds. Walton Village has begun evacuation notifications on several
village streets. A shelter has been opened at the United Presbyterian Church at
the corner of North and East Street in the Village. Some streets have water on
them at this time and others are expected to see water on them this morning.
The FD and NYSEG will be doing door to door notifications and all utility
services will be shut off in the affected areas.

Andes, Charlotte Valley, Delhi, Deposit, Downsville, Franklin, Hancock,
Roxbury, Sidney, South Kortright, Stamford and Walton schools have all
closed for the day. Margaretville School remains closed until next Tuesday.
Many other schools will monitor the river levels and make determinations
regarding closings.

A boil water advisory remains in effect for the residents in Downsville. There is
a suspected leak in their water system that hasn’t been found. The storage tank
levels remain very low. The boil water advisory will remain in effect until the
leak is found, repaired and water testing is completed.

The East Branch of the Delaware River has fallen below flood stage at
Margaretville. It is expected to crest at Harvard at 9am today at 15.8 feet
which is at major flood stage.

Road Closures as of 0735 a.m.

Airport Road, Deposit
Basin Clove Rd, Hamden
Bridge St, Downsville
Bridge Street, Trout Creek
Cty Hwy 14 (Schoharie Cty)
Cty Hwy 18, Delhi - near Fitches Bridge
Cty Hwy 19, Deposit
Cty Hwy 2, Delancey
Cty Hwy 20, Deposit
Cty Hwy 36, Roxbury
Cty Hwy 37
Cty Hwy 38
Cty Hwy 9, Davenport – St Hwy 23 to Charlotte Creek Rd
Cuddeback Ave, Delhi
Delaware St, Walton
Depot St Bridge, Fleischmanns
Dorsett Road, Bovina
Dublin St, Deposit
East Handsome Bk @ Durke Rd
Elm St, Deposit
Fair Street, Margaretville
Fall Clove, Andes
Fitches Bridge, Delhi
Franklin Depot Rd, Franklin
Front St, Deposit
Gardner Place, Walton
Griswold St, Walton
Halcottsville Rd – Halcottsville to St Hwy 30
Howard Greene Rd, Roxbury
Island Road, Downsville
Karns Rd, Davenport
Liberty St, Walton
Lower Wagner Ave, Fleischmanns
Madison Hill, Hobart
Maggie Hoag Rd, Delhi
Main Street, Margaretville
Mead St, Walton
Mill St, Deposit
Mills Rd, Deposit
Narrow Notch, Hobart
North St, Walton
O&W Road, Hancock
Pine Lake Rd, Davenport
River Rd, Downsville
River Road, Sidney – Cty Hwy 23 to Exit 9 (I-88)
Roods Creek Rd, Deposit
Roxbury Mountain Road
Ryan Rd, Deposit
Schuman Hollow Rd, Roxbury
Silver Lake Road, Deposit
South River Rd, Walton (near St Hwy 10)
St Hwy 10, Delhi (Burgins Flats) – opened to 1 lane
St Hwy 10 – closed at the entrance to Village of Walton
St Hwy 206, Trout Creek
St Hwy 30, Colchester
St Hwy 357 near Ouleout Golf Course
St Hwy 7 between Sidney & Unadilla
Thompson Hollow Rd, New Kingston
Townsend St, Walton
Turkey Hollow Rd, Hobart
West Settlement Rd, Roxbury