Day Two of Record Breaking Flood in Long Lake
Day Two of the 100 year flood. The water at Route 30 in Front of the historic Adirondack Hotel measured 18 inches at the deepest part of the road. It was over the second step at the hotel. Beaver activity was spotted in Jennings Park Pond. A park bench from the Long Lake beach was floating down river. Photos and reports have been filing in from around the area. Long Lake Central School is closed.
Some re-caps for folks – Newcomb, Long Lake and Johnsburg and Indian Lake Schools are closed; Rt 28 between North Creek and Indian lake is closed, State Rt 28N in Newcomb is closed by the gas station and Lake Harris. Route 30 in Sabeal is open in one lane for traffic between Sabeal and Speculator. Route 30 between the Adk Hotel and Long Lake bridge is closed and covered with 18 inches of water, but larger trucks are passing through at their own risk.
There is a detour for cars only on Route 30/28N in Long Lake in Deerland on Emerson Road.
The Town of Long Lake and the Fire Department and Rescue Squad have equipment on both sides of the bridge so the town has safety response in place in the event of emergencies. Thank you to all volunteers, the Long Lake Highway Crew and NYS DOT for coordinating these efforts.
Pumps are still active at the Adirondack Hotel and Northern Borne attempting to keep water out of the main floors.
In Raquette Lake water is reported on Otter Bay Road and the water level is high at the gas pump and beach in Raquette Lake village center.