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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.

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4 responses

  1. Dave West

    A place I know and love. While the flood pics and videos are amazing, my heart felt condolences goes to those at the edge of the lake whose homes and businesses have been flooded. The clean up work ahead of those impacted will require many hands and hearts.

    April 29, 2011 at 8:10 am

  2. donna

    send me uo dates

    April 29, 2011 at 11:47 am

  3. Peter Mutolo

    Thank you for keeping the information current. As a life-long resident who splits his time between the Adirondacks and the hills of Western Vermont, I often feel very far away from the town.

    This site, along with the twitter information (@longlakeny), helps me feel connected.

    It is an awesome spectacle and one that makes being out of town that much harder to endure. But it’s easy to get swept up in the occurrence, and I’d like to second the sentiments of Dave W., there is clean up ahead of us and my thoughts are with those most affected.

    We will be there to help the town recover: physically, emotionally and financially.

    April 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm

  4. Art Young

    I feel bad for all the people in Long Lake that have suffered damage. Those pumps at the Hotel cant possibly keep up with that kind of water. If it gets to the service panel (not that far above the pump well ) they will be screwed. I almost feel guilty living high and dry here in Vermont. Pictures are unbeliveable.

    April 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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