Update Friday at 10:15 p.m. — The Newfield Covered Bridge has reopened as of Friday morning.

NEWFIELD, N.Y — Four days after flash flooding in Tompkins County, roads and bridges remain closed with uncertain reopening dates.


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More than four inches of rain fell Sunday night through Monday morning in some places in the county, according to the National Weather Service.

Initial reports put damage repair costs at more than $1.5 million, officials said.

Tompkins County Highway Manager Jeff Smith told county lawmakers Tuesday that damage from the storm is not enough to qualify for federal assistance, such as FEMA.

The Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response provided an updated list of road and bridge conditions Thursday morning. An official said it is unclear when most them will reopen.

Road and bridge conditions

— Burdge Hill Road from Route 13 until the end is opening Thursday

— The Carter Creek Road bridge is closed until repairs can be made

— Bower Road between Shaffer and VanBuskirk roads

— Brown Road from Route 34/96 to Bruce Hill Road

— The intersection of VanBuskirk and Bower roads

— 88 VanBuskirk Road toward Shaffer Road

— Maple and Tupper avenues toward seasonal roads

— The town of Danby website says some roads in the area are still reduced to one lane.

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