Lake Ontario flooding leads to road closures in Greece, Hamlin

May 28, 2019 03:55 PM

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan announced that Edgemere Drive is closed in two directions due to Lake Ontario flooding.

Phelan tweeted on Tuesday morning that Edgemere Drive is closed between Lowden Point Road and East Manitou Road. Edgemere Drive is also closed between Dewey Avenue and Island Cottage Road. Both road closures are in effect until further notice. Phelan urged drivers to please avoid the area.

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In Hamlin, Benedict Beach, West Wautoma, Sandy Shore Drive, Sandy Harbor Drive and Newco Drive are closed. 

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich posted the following message on Facebook:

"We have posted many roads along the lake front and have limited traffic to local residents only. This helps us keep the roads clear of "spectators" and open to emergency services and municipal vehicles that may need to be working or assisting in flooded areas."

Members of the International Joint Commission, which regulates Lake Ontario water levels, will be in Greece on Tuesday afternoon to survey flood damage, and meet with local leaders.


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