State of emergency declaration expanded for Monroe County shoreline

May 28, 2019 05:06 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has expanded a state of emergency declaration for flooding along Lake Ontario.

It now includes all of the Monroe County shoreline and goes inland to the Lake Ontario Parkway, Lakeshore Boulevard, and Lake Road. 

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All boat traffic is limited to a 5 mph speed limit within 500 feet of the Lake Ontario shoreline the county, in addition to the entirety of Irondequoit Bay, Braddock’s Bay, Cranberry Pond, Long Pond, and the Genesee River. 

The order creates a “no wake zone” for these waterways, which is intended to help minimize damage to shoreline communities along Lake Ontario. 

The state of emergency allows county and local agencies to initiate and maintain road closures as conditions warrant. 


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