Heavy rains cause flash flooding in Greene, DOT dispatched

GREENE – Traffic came to a halt thursday as a result of flooding on state Highway 12 in the Town of Greene, just north of the village line.

Motorists were given little warning before a drainage culvert along the west side of highway was over burdened with runoff from higher elevations.

According to a NY State Department of Transportation District 9 Public information Officer David Hamburg, the immediate area saw nearly three inches of rain in less than one hour, this was a very atypical event.

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