Wayne County Roads Closed Due to Ida Flooding Now Reopened
Much of the Twin Tiers escaped major damage due to heavy rain from what was left of Hurricane Ida, but that’s not the situation just to the east of the Greater Binghamton area.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported early September 2 that dozens of roads were closed or with lane restrictions due to flooding.
In Wayne County, these roads were closed into the early morning hours with expectations they could reopen by midday: State Routes 196, 296 and 3040 in Lake Township as well as Moon Road (State Route 3004) in Salem Township, Route 3024, also known as Tannery Road and State Route 3034 or Mid Valley Road in South Caanan.
There were also lane restrictions due to wash outs and tree issues on Pennsylvania 560 in Paupack and Salem Townships and on State Route 3008, otherwise known as Goose Pond Road in Salem Township.
At 3:36 p.m. September 2, PennDOT reported all the roads in Wayne County had opened.
Aside from the roads in Wayne County, dozens of other closings were being reported by PennDOT in the District 4 region in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike and Wyoming Counties. PennDOT did not report any road issues in Susquehanna County September 2.
In New York, there were no issues reported in Broome or Tioga Counties, which had been under flood watches September 1.
The Flash Flood Watches issued by the National Weather Service office in Binghamton were lifted well before their original planned expiration into the late morning or early afternoon of September 2.