Thursday, September 08, 2011

NYS Department of Transportation: Bridge Update

Sept 8, 4:30 PM

From the Schenectady County Emergency Operations Center at 4 PM,
Thursday, Sept. 8...

Effective 4 PM, NYS DOT reopened four bridges over the Mohawk River in Schenectady County - I 890, Western Gateway, Freemans Bridge and Rexford Bridge. These bridges had been closed by DOT due to the instability of Lock 9, a large debris pile, and a 6' "head" of water that had risen upriver from Lock 9.

Current predictions for flooding are somewhat improved. Lock 9 cresting at 250' at 5 PM; Lock 8 cresting at 235' at 7 PM; and Stockade and Scotia cresting at 227 at 8 PM.

There is still a large debris pile at the Lock 9 dam. From crest elevations, river height is expected to drop 2' by 8 am Friday.

Information provided by Email from the Town of Glenville
http://www.townofglenville.org/subscriber

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