Victoria E. Freile and Steve Orr Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Published 11:15 AM EDT Jun 20, 2019
Numerous roads are closed in the region, including a Thruway exit ramp in Henrietta, due to flash flooding caused by extreme rainfall.
The New York state Thruway Authority on Thursday morning closed the exit ramp leading eastbound motorists from Interstate 90 at Exit 46 in Henrietta.
Other roads in the area were also closed because of flooding, including parts of Calkins, East Henrietta and Martin roads.
Some creeks and numerous homes were flooded in parts of the region, and several sewer overflows were reported.
Two inches or more of rain had fallen in some locations in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region by 10:30 a.m., the National Weather Service said. Nearly 3 inches were recorded in Rush in southern Monroe County.
The heavy rain, which is expected to let up Thursday afternoon, prompted the weather service to issue flood warnings for much of the region. The warnings for Monroe, Ontario and Wayne counties were set to expire at 12:30 p.m.
Interstate highways such as I-490, I-390 and the New York state Thruway were affected, with underpasses especially vulnerable to flooding.
Problems were especially acute south of Rochester. Submerged vehicles were reported in Mendon and Mt. Morris, Livingston County. A number
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