Thursday, January 26, 2023

Cornwall Declares Emergency Due to Storm Impacts

The Town of Cornwall has declared an emergency following impacts from the ongoing rain and wind storm.

Cornwall Town Supervisor Joshua Wojehowski announced this afternoon that he signed an emergency declaration to allow the Town to be able to address issues associated with the storm.

“It appears as though failures have occurred on the lower half of the golf course which has caused flooding for residents on Hasbrouck Avenue,” Wojehowski explained.

In addition, Shore Road has been closed due to flooding being caused by the Hudson River near the Sewer Plant. Storm surge and high tide flooding has inundated the road with floodwaters.

The Hudson River also rose over its banks and flooded the Newburgh Waterfront this morning (story and video here).

Earlier this morning, the southbound lanes of Route 9W were closed in the area of the hiking trails, located south of Mountain Road, due to flooding. The flooding was so high that it topped the median.

Wojehowski noted that several other areas around the Cornwall community have also been flooded.

The Cornwall Office of Emergency Management also reports trees and debris on the roadways, as well as scattered power outages.

The Cornwall Highway Department has already begun salting the roads in preparation for the flash freeze that is now occurring. Temperatures are now expected to remain below freezing into next week.

Wojehowski urges all residents to stay safe.

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