Chenango County Emergency Services officials say they expect portions of some roads in the county to be closed for the long-term after culverts were washed out by heavy rain on August 1.

County Route 37 and Stead Road, both in Guilford, remained closed.

August 2, the New York State Department of Transportation advised State Route 8 in the Whitestore area was closed due to a washed out culvert and the State Route 51 bridge between Mount Upton and Morris was closed but have reopened to at least limited traffic.

Four inches or more of rain fell in Chenango County in a half hour, starting at around 8 p.m. August 1.

Power was out to hundreds of New York State Electric and Gas customers through late morning with over a hundred customers in Smyrna left without power until about noon August 2.


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