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Flooding ravages roadways in Thurman, Warrensburg

Wood said that the attendant at the town landfill Saturday was stranded due to the washout on Irving Baker Road, and he had to leave his his truck at the landfill and walk out because the road was impassable.

At 10:20 p.m. she said that town employees were investigating whether Combs Road Bridge was washed out as townspeople reported. Her mother, a former Town Board member, was on duty at Woods' home, taking phone calls from Thurman residents either stranded or inquiring as to condition of roads, while she was at the town hall late at night.

"A lot of people are now stuck in their homes," she said, noting that many local citizens were walking into areas cut off by washouts to check on neighbors, particularly the elderly.

"Local people are pulling together," she said. "I've never been so proud of the citizens of our town."

Town employees were working from about 6 or 7 a.m. Saturday all day, late into the night, she said, in an attempt to make roads passable.

Geraghty said that emergency personnel responded to rescue a Stony Creek man who was stranded atop his home on Warrensburg Road - he was on his roof attempting to seek high ground from floodwaters.

Former Warrensburg Fire Chief Rick Hull said the fire company had provided a light tower for Warrensburg Town employees repairing washouts on Green Mansions Road in northern Warrensburg, a road that provides the only access to the Green Mansions housing and condominium developments.

Geraghty said that the fire company had also dispatched light towers to Tripp Lake Road which also was washed out.

"The waters are now receding, but it's been a long day,' he said.

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