UPDATE: All roads in the City of Utica are back open with the exception of the following:

Genesee Street South at the Saquoit Creek bridge near the New Hartford line

Portions of Wurtz Ave

Original Story:Heavy rain has left Oneida and Herkimer County under a state of emergency and forced residents from their home.

Major flooding closed roads all over central New York. Residents in Whitesboro, Dolgeville, Schuyler and Middle were evacuated and officials are asking everyone to stay home. "We cannot overstate the importance of staying off the roads," Utica Police posted on Facebook.

In Herkimer County the areas of Ohio, Frankfort, Schuyler, Herkimer (Kast Bridge and north), Newport, Norway, Fairfield, Russia, Manhiem, and Little Falls received extensive damage. "There are multiple bridges that are impassible or heavily damaged

Emergency services personnel have been busy with water rescues of motorists that have driven into flooded zones. "With the heavy rainfall and now high wind advisories, there is a strong likelihood of trees uprooting and/or downed power lines."

FLOODED/CLOSED ROADS

ONEIDA COUNTY

NY 5/8/12 is closed in both directions from N-S Arterial Route 12 to Route 840, New Hartford, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 5 is closed in both directions from Newport to Millers Grove Rd., Schuyler, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 5 is closed in both directions at W. Sherrill Rd., Sherril, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 5 is closed in both directions at Old Bristol Rd & Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 5A is closed in both directions between NY 840 to NY 69, Whitestown, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 12B is closed in both directions at Dugway Rd., Kirkland, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 12 is closed in both directions Rt 20 & Madison St, Waterville, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 20 is closed in both directions from Donley Rd. to Doe Rd., Bridgewater, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 69 is closed in both directions from Curran Rd. to Main St., Whitestown, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 233 is closed in both directions from Dix Rd. to Carter Rd., Westmoreland, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 291 is closed in both directions from Fox Rd to NY 365, Marcy, Oneida County due to flooding.
Intersection closure between NY 8 and NY 20 , Bridgewater, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 315 is closed in both directions at Shanley Rd., Deansboro, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 365 is closed in both directions from Holland Patent to Floyd, Holland Patent, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 922E is closed in both directions from Route 69 to Route 49, Oriskany, Oneida County due to flooding.
NY 922A is closed in both directions from Route 69 to River Rd., Whitesboro, Oneida County due to flooding.

HERKIMER COUNTY

NY 5 is closed in both directions from Windfall Rd to Drive-In Road, Frankfort, Herkimer County due to flooding.
NY Route 5s is closed from Utica to Frankfort and there is extensive damage to a bridge in Frankfort.
NY 5S is closed in both directions Broad St. to Acme Rd. Ilion, Frankfort/Ilion, Herkimer County due to flooding.
NY 5S is closed in both directions Rt 5S at Sandylane Rd., Little Falls, Herkimer County due to flooding.
NY 8 is closed in both directions at Rt 365, Ohio, Herkimer County due to flooding.
NY 28 is closed in both directions from Fishing Rock Rd to Route 169(S. Main St.), Midddleville, Herkimer County due to flooding.
NY 28 is closed in both directions from Middleville to Poland, Midddleville/Poland, Herkimer County due to flooding.
NY Route 28 is closed from Kast Bridge in the Town of Herkimer to the Village of Poland.
Rt 29a in the Town of Stratford.
Rt 29 in the Town of Dolgeville.
NY 171 is closed in both directions from Route 5S to Gulf Rd., Frankfort/Ilion, Herkimer County due to flooding.

MADISON COUNTY

NY 12B is closed in both directions between Horton Rd. and Craine Lake Rd., Hamilton, Madison County due to flooding.
NY 20 is closed in both directions at Williams Corners Rd., Eaton, Madison County due to flooding.

HAMILTON COUNTY

NY 8 is closed in both directions at Oxbow Rd., Lake Pleasant, Hamilton County due to flooding.
Rt 30 is closed in both directions from Northville to Wells, Wells, Hamilton County due to flooding.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

NY 5 is closed in both directions from Groff Rd. to Staley Rd., Palentine, Montgomery County due to flooding.
NY 5 is closed in both directions at Truax & Amsterdam Int., Amsterdam, Montgomery County due to flooding.

Several side roads are also closed and flooded.

To see all flooded and closed roads, visit 511ny.org.

Several creeks and rivers are continuing to rise and the National Weather Service has several Flood Warnings for central New York.

  • Oneida Creek until tonight
  • Mohawk River at Delta Dam until Sunday morning
  • Mohawk River At Little Falls until Saturday morning
  • West Canada Creek At Hinckley until Sunday evening

A High Wind warning is also in effect until 6pm tonight with 30 to 40 mph wind and gusts up to 65 mph.


Power Outages

Get up to information on power outages throughout Central New York; where it’s out and when it’ll be restored with National Grid’s Power Outage Map.

National Grid also offers text alerts on the latest efforts to restore power.

To receive free text message alerts and updates, text the word STORM to NGRID (64743). E-mail alerts are available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website. All alert services can be started and stopped at the customer’s request.

You can even report power outages or get the latest information at National Grid’s website.

Power Outage Preparation:

*Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
*Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
*Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
*Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
* Download the Big Frog 104 App. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notification.