Major flooding closes county roads

NORWICH – Major flooding across Chenango County closed county Routes 38 in Guilford, 17 in Bainbridge and 32 in the Norwich early this morning as well as the Halfway House bridge that connects 32 with state Route 12 in the town of Norwich.

The East River Road was fully closed at 8 a.m. from 12B to Dan Main Road due to a broken box culvert. Road reconstruction engineer Larry Shaw said stones from high up on the eastern slopes came down across the road. County Route 32 has been under construction since April.

Deputy Director of Public Works Jeffrey Barrows said Route 38 would be closed for an extended period of time. Two box culverts along the roadway were completely washed out, he said.

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