Several Herkimer County roads still closed as crews work to repair flood damage

Photo courtesy of Michael Sylvia - Route 8 in Ohio, N.Y.

As crews continue to work on road damage caused by the Halloween floods, several roadways remain closed throughout Herkimer County.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 2:07 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 1:55 PM

As crews continue to work on road damage caused by the Halloween floods, several roadways remain closed throughout Herkimer County.

The Herkimer County Emergency Operations Center has released a list of these closures, including:

Fairfield

  • Farrington Road Bridge

Frankfort

  • Wilson Road (Town of Frankfort)
  • Hilltop Bridge (Village of Frankfort)

Herkimer

  • Osborne Hill Road

Manheim

  • Saltsman Road

Norway

  • Stanley Road
  • Gage Road at Military Road
  • Sulphur Springs Road

Ohio

  • Gray-Wilmurt Road in Hamlet of Gray – bridge closed until further notice
  • Gray-Wilmurt Road near NY Route 8 – expected to reopen Thursday evening
  • Jones Road / Atwood Lake Road culvert at Four Mile Brook
  • Unclemier Road

Salisbury

  • Dairy Hill Road between Military Road and Tucker Road
  • Bingham Mills Road – Shaver Road detour on upper portion
  • Hopson Road near NY Route 29 – bridge damage, closed until further notice

Schuyler

  • Bull Road
  • Bush Road between Shortlots Road and Mowers Road  – one lane open

Temporary traffic signals have also been placed at the following locations, and the Department of Transportation reminds drivers that the same rules and laws associated with permanent traffic signals apply.

  • Route 8 near reference marker 1098 in Morehouse
  • Route 28 near reference marker 1254 in Newport
  • Route 171 outside of Frankfort 
  • Route 30 near reference marker 1285 in Lake Pleasant 
  • NY8 near reference marker 1060 in Morehouse
  • NY8 east of NY30 near RM 1390 in Wells
  • NY8 west of NY365 in Ohio
  • NY8 east of NY365 in Ohio

All residents in need of immediate assistance for debris removal or are experiencing home damage or other issues should call 211. Counselors on the line will walk residents through the process of completing the flood help intake form, and connect them with health and human services resources. The intake form is also available online here.

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