Thruway issues flooding alert in Mohawk Valley

Posted at: 06/28/2013 9:26 AM | Updated at: 06/28/2013 11:27 AM
By: AP

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Water covers part of the Thruway between exits 29 and 30.

Courtesy: Toni Butler

CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) - Motorists traveling on a stretch of the New York State Thruway in the Mohawk Valley are being advised to reduce their speed and be prepared to stop because of flooding along the highway.
    
The Thruway Authority has issued an alert warning of flooding on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 between Exit 29A at Little Falls in Herkimer County and Exit 29 at Canajoharie in neighboring Montgomery County. That stretch of I-90 runs along the Mohawk River, which has overflowed its banks in some areas Friday morning after heavy rain storms soaked the region.
    
The state police Thruway detail says the highway remains open in both directions and no accidents have been reported.

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