Downpour leads to Capital Region flooding

August 03, 2018 06:17 PM

Albany County was hit particularly hard by rain and flooding Friday, especially on Hackett Blvd.

The flooding has Hackett Blvd. closed from Marwill St. to St. James Place. The water has been steadily streaming down from what seems to be a little creek. 

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The result of this weather is flooding all across the county.

One example of the flooding was caught on camera on Whitehall Rd. where a young woman was delivering pizzas for a nearby Pizza Hut and didn't realize how deep the water would get and her car stalled out as the water levels quickly rose. Luckily, there were people in the area to help push her car out.

Police have blocked off the intersection of Kate St. causing some traffic backups.

There has also been flooding and trees down in Selkirk.

Along River Rd. in Bethlehem police had one lane closed off after multiple trees were leaning into the road and the water was rising.

An officer on home scene said one of the trees was sitting on a power line.

While water covered the roadways completely in many spots, there was also a lot of pooling on the sides of roads, which can be just as dangerous as deep flooding.

A doctor who was heading from the hospital back to his office to see patients said he did what he was supposed to do when he saw the water. A police officer told him it's best to turn around and as he did the water on the side of the road flooded his engine, leaving him stranded here waiting for a tow truck.


Jacquie Slater

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