Travel Advisory, Flooded Roadways, Following Heavy Rainfall In North County

FREDONIA – The fear of heavy flash flooding in the north county caused law enforcement officials in Fredonia to issue a travel advisory until 10 p.m. following significant rainfall Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for areas north of Bemus Point to Dunkirk.
Radar suggested upwards of 2 inches of rain have fallen with flash flooding expected.
In the City of Dunkirk a car was trapped under a railroad overpass bridge on Brigham Road due to flooding.
Power lines fell across Rt. 20 in Portland and fire crews responded to flooded basement reports in Dunkirk.
New reports are coming in of “significant” flooding at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Fredonia, along with several roads in the city of Fredonia being deemed “impassable” by local officials due to flooding.
The Flash Flood Warning for Chautauqua County has been extended by the Weather Service until Midnight as rain continues to fall over the warned area.
Officials remind residents to never drive or walk on flooded roadways.
Chief Forecaster Dakota Hunter Contributed To This Report

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