Flood warning for Ithaca area into weekend as Cayuga Lake rises above flood stage

Flood warning for Ithaca area into weekend as Cayuga Lake rises above flood stage

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Ithaca area "from this afternoon until further notice," saying Cayuga Lake is above flood level and is expected to stay that way until the weekend.

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Vote Watkins Glen International as the best NASCAR track, urges Senator Chuck Schumer

Vote Watkins Glen International as the best NASCAR track, urges Senator Chuck Schumer

New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer, is an unapologetic booster for the Empire State, and this week he's reminding residents there are a few days left to vote for Watkins Glen International in USA Today's Reader Choice contest for best NASCAR track.

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Greenhouse visiting hours extended as Cornell's second Titan Arum plant begins to bloom

Greenhouse visiting hours extended as Cornell's second Titan Arum plant begins to bloom

"Wee Stinky," Cornell's odiferous plant that has delighted countless visitors when it bloomed in 2012 and again in 2014, has a sibling -- and "Carolus" is beginning to open. Greenhouse hours have been extended on Monday until 10pm for visitors.

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North Spencer school closed for the year, seeking help cleaning up

North Spencer school closed for the year, seeking help cleaning up

North Spencer Christian Academy was so damaged by last night's flooding that the school will be closed for the remainder of the year, say administrators. The school is asking for adult volunteers to help clean up and survey, and for donations to help with the costs.

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Town and county crews assessing damage after flooding cripples portions of Tompkins County

Town and county crews assessing damage after flooding cripples portions of Tompkins County

Both Newfield and Watkins Glen school districts have canceled school for Monday in the wake of crippling flood damage that has left several major roads unpassable after Sunday's rains.

14850 file photo courtesy David Feavearyear.14850 file photo courtesy David Feavearyear.A state of emergency is in effect in the towns of Newfield and Danby. Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response is urging no unnecessary travel in these areas south of Ithaca.

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No unnecessary travel in Newfield and Danby, says Tompkins County, as flooding affects area

No unnecessary travel in Newfield and Danby, says Tompkins County, as flooding affects area

Heavy rains on top of considerable rain last week have created flooding conditions in several areas across Central New York. Tompkins County has declared a state of emergency and calls for no unnecessary travel in the Town of Newfield and the Town of Danby on Sunday night.

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Section of Forest Home Drive will be closed much of Friday for utility work

Section of Forest Home Drive will be closed much of Friday for utility work

Update: A section of Forest Home Drive will be closed on Friday, June 12th, so New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) can replace a utility pole.

According to the Town of Ithaca, the affected section is from Caldwell Road, just southeast of the recently replaced one-lane bridge adjacent to the wildflower garden at the Cornell Plantations, to Warren Road.

The closure will be from 8am until about 2pm on Friday. The work was originally scheduled for Thursday.

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Power outages across Finger Lakes as Ithaca and Tompkins County remain under tornado watch

Power outages across Finger Lakes as Ithaca and Tompkins County remain under tornado watch

The National Weather Service says a tornado watch remains in effect for a 12-county area that includes Ithaca and Tompkins County, through 8pm Monday. A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect until 2:30pm.

New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) says power should be restored by about 7pm to most of the several hundred customers in the Trumansburg area without power. Some 3,000 customers are without power in neighboring Schuyler and Steuben Counties, and several hundred more scattered across counties throughout Central New York.

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Commercial truck spill closes Campus Road on Cornell campus

Commercial truck spill closes Campus Road on Cornell campus

Early this afternoon, a spill from a commercial vehicle forced the closure of Campus Road, the east-west thoroughfare on the south side of the Cornell University campus, according to Cornell officials. An alert at 12:42pm said the road would be closed for about 30 minutes.

Update: Cornell says Campus Road is now open to all traffic, as of 1:45pm.

Cornell's alert encouraged drivers to "find alternate routes during this time," and said the closure was "due to a commercial vehicle oil spill."

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Neighbors petition Tompkins County legislators on plans for old library site

Neighbors petition Tompkins County legislators on plans for old library site

The Tompkins County Legislature is meeting Tuesday morning to consider proposals for the site of the old Tompkins County Public Library, and the Dewitt Park Neighborhood Association has started a petition to help focus the discussion.

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