The NYS Department of Transportation has issued the following traveler advisory due to road closures in Chenango and Otsego counties:
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced that due to flooding caused by recent rain events, there are road closures in Chenango and Otsego counties.
State Route 8 in Chenango County in the Whitestore area is closed due to a washed out culvert and utilities. A detour will guide motorists using County Route 18. NYSDOT is working to restore at least one lane of alternating traffic.
The State Route 51 bridge at County Route 3 in Otsego County between Mt. Upton and Morris is closed due to scour concerns. NYSDOT expects to complete the repairs necessary in time to reopen this portion of roadway by tomorrow.
New York State Department of Transportation maintenance forces have been on scene since the overnight hours working to restore access to closed roadways. NYSDOT bridge inspection teams are evaluating structures for safety.
Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling in flooded areas.
For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. Follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT and NYSDOTBGM.