ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Heavy rains are causing problems in parts of the Finger Lakes on Tuesday morning. Some of the heaviest rain and worst flood appears to be in Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s dept. says that heavy rain has resulted in major flooding in the Towns of Covert, and Lodi.
No unnecessary travel is advised there, with numerous homes and roadways are flooded, and some roads impassable. All residents in the affected areas were advised to shelter in place just before 8am on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service issued an advisory Tuesday morning, saying that heavy rain will continue across much of Wayne and Ontario counties Tuesday morning. The rain is moving southwest, and will also begin to impact the eastern suburbs of Rochester. The weather service advises commuters allow extra time and watch for minor flooding in poor drainage areas.