NEWFIELD, N.Y. — States of emergency were declared in the Tompkins County towns of Newfield and Danby after heavy rains damaged roadways.

Motorists are urged to not take unnecessary trips in southern Tompkins County.

Portions of Route 13 remained closed late Sunday night along with several other roads in Danby, such as 96B, Michigan Hollow Road and Curtis Road.

Tompkins County officials say in a news release:

All state roads in Newfield and Danby are closed and impassable due to flooding and debris in the roadway and flood-related damage. These highways include Route 96B south of Hillview into Tioga County, and Routes 13, 34 and 96 in the Newfield area.

States of emergency have been declared in the Towns of Newfield and Danby.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office advises no unnecessary travel in southern Tompkins County. Motorists in that area should stay off the roads unless they have an actual emergency.

Even if the water recedes, roads will remain dangerous due to the flood-related damage.

The National Weather Service has advised that an additional inch of rain is expected to fall between now and 10 p.m., with another inch or two expected before midnight.

Additionally, several images surfaced on social media of Sunday night’s floods — including in Schuyler County, which appears to have been hit particularly hard.

Sunday 6/14/15 9:45 PM UpdatePlease SHAREThis is why we stress, Do Not Cross Flooded Roads. You don’t know how deep…

Posted by US National Weather Service Binghamton NY on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday 6/14/15 10:50 PM UpdatePlease SHAREDo Not Cross Flooded Roads. You don’t know how deep the water is and the water is VERY powerful and can sweep your vehicle away. This is near Newfield, NY along Cayuga Inlet. Credit: Scott Tuckerman. More videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/nwsbinghamton. Latest Warnings/Watches: http://www.weather.gov/bgm/Live Radar: http://goo.gl/lhuvlh.For a detailed forecast in your area: Enter your city or zip code into http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/NWSwidget -Erik

Posted by US National Weather Service Binghamton NY on Sunday, June 14, 2015


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