Utica in State of Emergency due to heavy rain, severe flooding

Several reports of flash flooding in Utica / Photo courtesy: WKTV Morning Meteorologist Jill Reale

A travel advisory has been issued for the City of Utica as flooding conditions persist.

The Oneida County Office of the County Executive says the travel advisory is effective immediately due to heavy rain and flooding.

County Executive Anthony Picente is telling residents to avoid any unnecessary travel in Utica and its surrounding areas until further notice.

Mayor Robert M. Palmieri said that several roads are impassable and there should be no unnecessary travel until further notice.

If you must drive, do so with caution and be aware of standing water on the roadways.

Earlier Saturday morning, the National Weather Service in Binghmaton m reported that cars were submerged in water due to a possible sink hole in Utica on Route 12.

This is the same location where crews were performing a water rescue.

CNYCentral is tracking the flooding and will bring you the latest information as it comes into our news room.

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