Roads reopened in waterlogged communities

Aug 12, 2015

Despite torrential downpours on Monday and Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said all roads in the southtowns were opened on Wednesday.

Boston officials closed Boston State Road from Zimmerman State Road to Patchin Road on Tuesday evening as a result of severe flooding. Route 75 in Hamburg was also closed for half an hour.

Storms hit several parts of Western New York, and more rain followed in Erie, Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties on Tuesday.

Poloncarz said the flooding caused 3 inches of mud in some areas, but he credited the county's Public Works Department for helping to resolve problems.

“Culverts are being cleaned as we speak,” Poloncarz said at a Wednesday news conference. “As long as we don’t get any rain today, I think we’ll be fine.”

He added there was no damage from the storm, but he advised people to drive carefully and watch carefully for debris on the road.