Large amounts of melting snow create flooding problems throughout St. Lawrence County
OGDENSBURG -- Flooding problems are mounting in St. Lawrence County as spring washes over the North Country.And a flood advisory for much of the North Country has been posted by the National Weather Service through Wednesday.
Ogdensburg’s Maple Trail remains closed today after water levels rose about 2 feet in the past 24 hours, according to locals who walk on the trail.
City officials closed a section of the trail from the Lake Street Pedestrian Bridge to the Pump House yesterday, and it will remained closed until further notice.
Reports of extremely high flows were also reported at the Ogdensburg and Madrid dams.
In Heuvelton, officials were forced to dump raw sewage into the Oswegatchie River due to the extreme flows, WWNY-tv, reported earlier today.
Flooding pictures from viewers have been pouring in as well. Residents from Canton, Brasher, Richville, Madrid, Heuvelton and Ogdensburg have sent in photos. Officials have even closed some roads due to high water.
See photos of flooding throughout the county here.