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Parts of Tupper Lake flooded, but no aid requested

April 28, 2011
By JESSICA COLLIER - Staff Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - Several areas in town are flooded, but officials there say it hasn't created serious problems yet.

The worst of it is on River Road, where water covered part of the street and around nearby homes. Town Highway Superintendent Bill Dechene said this morning that the town has closed the road to all but local traffic, but the homes there haven't had to be evacuated and no aid has been requested.

The residents of River Road often see flooding in the spring, and Dechene said the water level has been this high in the past.

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River Road in Tupper Lake is flooded Wednesday.
(Enterprise photo — Brittany Proulx)

He said his crews plan to keep an eye on the situation. If the water level gets higher, it's possible people would have to evacuate, but it hasn't been done in the past.

Several other areas are flooded as well, like the Municipal Park and other areas of Demars Boulevard, but there are no residences in that area so it hasn't become a problem. Some minor roads are washed out, and Dechene said his crews are filling them in as best as they can.

We're "praying for sunshine," Dechene said.

Sgt. Eric Proulx said this morning that village police haven't yet been asked to assist with any flood issues, and state police said the same Wednesday night.

Photos posted on Facebook show significant flooding in Long Lake, where water is creeping up over the Deerland area of state Route 30, and Indian Lake, where several roads are covered with water and at least one dirt road is totally washed out where a culvert runs under it.



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