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      Road closures and massive damage due to flooding in eastern Central New York

      Route 233 near Hamilton College in Clinton closed due to flooding

      Flood alerts is in effect for areas of eastern Central New York. Flooding has closed numerous roads and caused massive damage.

      Click here for a list of river flood warnings.

      Oneida County:

      American Red Cross is opening a shelter at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica for residents of Oneida and Herkimer counties. The shelter will be at the Jorgensen Center on MVCC's campus at 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica. Residents who require sheltering should contact the American Red Cross at (315) 733-4666.

      The Oneida Creek flooding has reached record severity at Oneida. It reached 5.5 feet above flood stage on Friday mornin and is forecasted to go up to 6.5' above flood stage by 2:00 p.m.

      (Click here to see a video of the Oneida Creek)

      Many homes in Clinton, near Hamilton College, are flooded. (See photos above.)

      Kirkland Police Officer Charles Krizz tells CNY Central that this is the worst flooding seen in the area in 25 years. Many homes along Oriskany Creek are underwater.

      Oneida County, and Whitestown and Whitesburo:

      Several hundred people have been evacuated from Whitestown and Whitesburo. Shelter is available at the Whitesburo Fire Department, according to State Police.

      --SR 69 closed eastbound and westbound - Village of Whitesboro - between Graham and Main Streets (closed for 8 hours)

      Oneida County, Town of New Hartford and Utica:

      (Click here to see a video of flooding in New Hartford.)

      --Oxford Road closed at Woodberry Road

      --Genesee Street closed at the Utica City Line

      --Clinton Rt (Rt 12B) closed from Seneca Turnpike to the Town of Kirkland line

      --New Hartford Street from Henderson St to Lomond Place

      --Seneca Turnpike (Route 5) closed and Commercial Drive (Route 5A)

      If you live in the area of the Sauquoit Creek, the Utica Fire Department says they are going door to door asking residents to leave. Officials ask residents to use caution in your morning commute.

      Madison County:

      --Walnut Street closed

      --Wilson Street closed

      --Devereaux Street closed

      --Sconondoa Street closed

      Chenango County, and Village of Sherburne:

      The Mayor of the Village of Sherburne has requested a voluntary evacuation of the south end of the village due to flash flooding. Streets include Chapel, South Main and adjoining streets and includes Sherburne Senior Housing. A shelter is being set up at Sherburne-Earlville Elementary School. If you need additional assistance, you can call the Sherburne Fire Department at 674-2204.

      --Tracy Road in Sherburne is closed due to a washed out bridge, according to a viewer (see photo in slideshow above)

      --North Main Street (State Hwy 12) - Village of Sherburne (closed for up to 12 hours)

      --Village of Sherburne: North Main Street closed, multiple road closures and washouts

      --State Highway 80 east of Sherburne is closed

      Herkimer County and Montgomery County:

      American Red Cross is opening a shelter at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica for residents of Oneida and Herkimer counties. The shelter will be at the Jorgensen Center on MVCC's campus at 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica. Residents who require sheltering should contact the American Red Cross at (315) 733-4666.

      --NY 5S closed in both directions - Town of Minden Line - from I-90 to Town of Danube

      --The Thruway Authority has issued an alert warning of flooding on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 between Exit 29A at Little Falls in Herkimer County and Exit 29 at Canajoharie in Montgomery County. That stretch of I-90 runs along the Mohawk River, which has overflowed its banks in some areas Friday morning after heavy rain storms soaked the region.

      Fire officials in the village of Herkimer say emergency crews have rescued at least three people from their flooded homes. Heavy rains have caused the Mohawk River to overflow.

      (Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)