Floodwaters receding, but rain continues in Tri-Lakes

Emergency officials say water levels have crested in Tupper Lake, while flooding appears to have stabilized in Saranac Lake.

But heavy rains continued overnight and could have an adverse impact on flood conditions.

As of last night, water levels along the Raquette River were receding slowly. The sewage pumping station that controls River Road and Byram Road is still flooded and remains inoperable; residents are being encouraged to use Porta-Potties that have been placed in the neighborhood.

Demars Boulevard from Pleasant Avenue to Cedar Street was still closed to all forms of traffic Tuesday night. Water Street and Cedar Street are also closed due to flooding.

Raquette River Drive is still flooded, but is accessible from Wawbeek Avenue and state Route 30. Lake Simon Road is open.

Village officials are watching the Main Street Trailer Park closely and are concerned about that area because of water flow from Little Wolf Pond.

The village's water system has been unaffected by flooding so far and can be used as normal, except for users on Raquette River Drive and Byram Road.

Mayor Mickey Desmarais has issued an emergency order barring the use of any water craft - motorized and human-powered - in flooded sections of the village, with the exception of emergency personnel.

In Saranac Lake, officials say water levels have stabilized. The Dorsey Street and Main Street bridges remain closed.

Rain continued to fall throughout the night and into this morning. Emergency management officials will continue monitoring the situation closely and provide updates as they become available.

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