Flooding: Delaware County

By Bryan Mercer

Flooding: Delaware County

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 8:50 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Emergency crews are at the ready for possible flooding and river cresting in Delaware County.

(Update 8 pm)
The Village of Sidney Mayor and the Town of Sidney Supervisor have both declared a State of Emergency in their respective municipalities effective Wednesday, September 07, 2011 at 6:30pm. The State of Emergency closes roads and restricts travel to only emergency personnel until further notice due to flooding. Residents are asked to monitor the situation and stay alert to possible evacuations

(Update 2:00 pm)

The following schools have closed or are closing early: Downsville, Delhi, Walton, Charlotte Valley and South Kortright

Delaware County offices were closed as of noon today and all non-essential employees were sent home

A boil water advisory has been issued to the residents in Downsville. There is a suspected leak in their water system and the storage tank levels remain very low. The boil water advisory will remain in effect until the leak is found, repaired and water testing is completed.

As of 11:30 A.M., the Delaware River in Hancock is high, but not spilling over banks yet.

For an update on school and business closings across the Twin Tiers, click here.

Also, be sure to check the photo galleries page for flood reports from across the area.

To see viewer-submitted photos of flooding, or to send us your own, check out our YouNews page.

Action News is in Delaware County and will bring you more updates and photos as they become available.

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