Albany, NY, Apr 27, 2011 — Sections of two major Adirondack highways remained closed this morning as authorities watch the swollen Ausable River.
As of 5:15 this morning, the East Branch of the Ausable was more than three feet above flood state at Ausable Forks. State highway officials say Rte 9N in the Town of Jay was closed in Ausable Forks just before 9 last night. That closed section stretches from Route 86 to Church Road. Route 9 from Elizabethtown to North Hudson is also closed because of high waters.
The Hudson River at North Creek is already nearly a foot above flood stage, with waters expected to continue rising through this morning.
At Rouses Point, meanwhile, Lake Champlain was more than a foot above flood stage at 5 am.
Officials are reminding shoreline owners to take measures to protect any property that could be exposed to flooding. They're also urging motorists to be watchful for flooded highways and roads.