County officials urge caution as flooding continues
Friday, October 1, 2010 - 9:17 am

St. Lawrence County authorities are warning that travel this morning could be hampered by flooding and road closures as flood advisories remain in effect.It's wet in Potsdam: Janice Adderly took photos as the Potsdam and Colton Fire Departments pumping water from the overflowed creek, driveways and yards on Pine Street in Potsdam. "A huge thank you to the Fire Departments," Adderly said.It's wet in Potsdam: Janice Adderly took photos as the Potsdam and Colton Fire Departments pumping water from the overflowed creek, driveways and yards on Pine Street in Potsdam. "A huge thank you to the Fire Departments," Adderly said.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's office and the county Office of Emergency Services warn of extensive, dangerous road flooding and road closures countywide. They say these issues could persist all day Friday. They ask people to monitor local media for information about possible event postponements.

"The North Country has received extremely heavy rainfall that is causing flooding in areas not normally seen," the statement, from county officials through the sheriff's department, says.

"State, county and local DPW and highway crews are mobilized and working in problem areas; please be aware of their possible presence and utilize caution in the work zones," they said.