What remains of Hurricane Ida ravaged the Lower Hudson Valley, turning roads into rivers, leaving thousands of people without electricity or the means to get to work or school.
The massive amount of rain that fell on Wednesday left more than 38,000 customers in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties without power on Thursday.
Here is a city-by-city breakdown, separated by county, of what Ida touched:
Ida’s impact on Westchester
The Bee-Line bus and paratransit service is suspended until further notice.
The Westchester County center will not be holding a vaccination appointment today, County Chief Executive George Latimer said.
- Sinkholes have been reported on Dows Lane and West Sunnyside Lane. These roads are closed along Havemeyer Road and Station Road and should be avoided if possible.
- The American Red Cross has set up temporary shelter at Mamaroneck High School for those affected by the flooding.
- Leonard Park is closed to vehicular traffic today due to flooding. Be careful when visiting the park, as the path leading to the swimming pool is completely underwater and not passable on foot.
- The central school district of Chappaqua opened three hours late.
- The Byram Hills School District opened three hours late.
- The Secor and Snowden Avenue bridges are also closed to non-essential traffic.
- All seven schools are closed due to flooding.
- Garret Street, Yonkers Avenue and Elm Street are closed due to the overflow of the Bronx River Parkway into the southwestern part of the village.
- Eastbound traffic on Westchester Avenue between Meadowbrook Road and Bryant Avenue in White Plains is closed.
- The Cross Westchester Expressway is closed in both directions at White Plains.
- The White Plains Public Library is open during its regular hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wi-Fi is available for anyone who needs it.
- Yonkers public schools will be closed today. The first day for all students, except preschool, will be Thursday, September 9. The half-day preschool orientation will take place on Friday September 10 and their first day will be Monday September 13.
- Parking on the alternate side of the street will be suspended Thursday and Friday. The counters are still in effect.
- Due to issues related to the storm, the Riverfront and Will Libraries have announced delayed openings at noon. A major water breach in Crestwood closed the building for the day.
Ida’s impact on Rockland
The New York State Freeway is closed on Interstate 87 in both directions between Exits 12 and 14 due to flooding.
The transport of Rockland (TOR) bus # 59 is suspended until further notice due to flooding and road closures. Service will resume as conditions improve. TOR provides limited service on all other routes and delays are expected. Road conditions will be monitored throughout the day to determine when additional TOR bus service can be resumed.
County-maintained roads that are currently closed include Hungry Hollow Road through Sparrow Avenue to Chestnut Ridge, South Pascack through Lillian Drive to Chestnut Ridge, and Spook Rock Road between Joy Road and Wesley Chapel Road. Due to concerns with a rock wall dam bordering the causeway, this portion of Spook Rock Road will be closed for 24 to 48 hours until the water recedes and the dam can be inspected.
- The New York State Thruway is closed, causing important backups. As a result, thousands of semi-trailers have been diverted onto local roads, according to city supervisor George Hoehmann.
- Highway 59 through the Shoppes at Nanuet has only one lane open westbound; Route 59 from West Nyack Bobby Lane to the cemetery is closed.
- Congers Road is also closed from Goebel to Strawtown.
- Clarkstown Central Schools are closed.
- Nanuet Union Free School District buildings and facilities are closed due to the declared state of emergency and flooding on roads in the area.
- Orangetown Police Lt. James Sullivan said the town suffered major flooding which closed several major roads.
- Route 9W to Piermont in both directions between Fred Keller School and 709 Rt 9W, with trees and cables at the bottom.
- Route 340 to Van Terrace Sparkill
- Oak Tree Road near White Oak Road in Palisades
- Oak Tree Road in Tappan between St Rt 303 and Main St.
- Route 303 in Tappan south of Oak Tree Road to the NJ border
- Blue Hill Road South to Pearl River from Veterans Memorial Dr to NJ State Line
- Highview Avenue level crossing in Orangeburg
- Orangeburg Road to Pearl River between Old Middletown and Sickletown Road due to paving, through traffic only
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