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SPENCER, N.Y. — Flash flooding damage in Tioga County is keeping a road closed at least a week after it crumbled Sunday night, an official said.

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Heavy rainfall, water saturated soil and debris were likely all factors to the Ellis Creek Road damage, Public Works Commissioner Gary Hammond said.

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He said the damage is about mid-way on the road, which will be closed for seven to 10 days as repairs take place. Traffic is being rerouted to Crandall and Oak Street roads.

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Hammond said officials are still estimating the cost of the road repairs and two water pipes damaged during the storm.

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