The head of the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services walked the banks of the Sauquoit Creek, in Whitesboro, Friday, to survey the work of the DOT one day prior. The DOT, on Thursday, got into the creek with heavy equipment to clear out massive chunks of ice. Soon, they'll take on another flooding hazard on the creek, off of Main Street, in Whitesboro.
"The governor has directed DEC, DOT and DHSES, we're going to be sitting down with CSX to talk about our options with this bridge," said OGS Commissioner, Roann Destito.
DHSES Commissioner Roger Parrino walked between piles several feet high, made up of six-inch-thick ice chunks. Also several feet high-a camera, put up Friday morning, to allow for 24/7 remote monitoring of water levels near the CSX bridge.
"The water just came and came and came. I was lucky enough someone come and saved me by boat," said flood victim Anthony Delmonico. "I'm hoping that it does some good, but normally it doesn't do no good at all, only because the flooding comes back all the time."
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