Multiple roads closed as flooding impacts western New York | Latest Updates

Multiple roads in Western New York have been closed due to flooding caused by rain and snowmelt. The flooding has impacted various areas, leading to road closures and significant water damage to properties. Residents are facing challenges with flooded yards, basements, and roadways. Authorities are urging people not to drive through standing water for safety reasons. The situation has prompted responses from officials and residents, with efforts underway to address the aftermath of the flooding, including cleaning streams and ditches to prevent future incidents.

Here is a summary of the impacted roads based on the provided search results:

  • Clarence Section of Greiner Road between Shimerville and Thompson roads (as of 7:15 a.m.)
  • Tonawanda Section of River Road between Sawyer Avenue and Grand Island Boulevard (as of 6 a.m.)
  • Lewiston Walmore Road (north and south bound) between Mount Hope Road & Upper Mountain Road (as of 8:20 a.m.)

Reason Behind the Flooding in Western New York

The Flooding in Western New York primarily caused by a combination of rainfall and snowmelt. Rainfall and snowmelt led to significant water accumulation, resulting in flooding across East Central New York and adjacent western New England on specific dates. The heavy rainfall, ranging from just over 3 inches up to 9 inches in some areas, combined with melting snowpack, contributed to record flooding in various regions. Additionally, the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole and a strong low-level jet helped fuel the heavy rainfall, exacerbating the flooding situation.

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