Today, Westchester County Legislators MaryJane Shimsky and Alfreda Williams, both representing the town of Greenburgh, released a statement to their constituents in response to the recent flooding in areas of Northern and Western Westchester.

“With the passing storm last night, heavy flooding have closed several roads in Westchester. Stretches of the Hutchinson, Saw Mill, Taconic, Bronx River and Sprain River parkways are closed, as well as local roads in flood-prone Elmsford and Northern Westchester.

Northern and Rivertowns Westchester County residents are advised to use caution during this time, as many emergency service workers and first responders are moving quickly to get to trouble spots to provide assistance to residents. The flooding has made driving a challenge in some parts of Westchester, so, if you don’t have to drive, please stay off the roads.

Some county roads and parkways in the affected flood areas have been closed:

  • Route 119 from 9A to the entrance of I-287 in Elmsford
  • Saw Mill River Parkway (all northbound and southbound lanes between Tuckahoe Road and Cherry Street)
  • Bronx River Parkway (all northbound and southbound lanes between the Sprain Brook Pkwy and Virginia Road)
  • Hutchinson River Parkway (All northbound lanes between Boston Post Road and E Lincoln Ave -- All southbound lanes between Cross County and Sanford Boulevard)
  • Cross County Parkway (ramp from Cross County eastbound to the Hutchinson Pkwy southbound -- ramps from the Cross County eastbound and westbound to the Bronx River northbound and southbound)
  • Saw Mill River Road (9A) from Tarrytown Road (119) in Elmsford to Grasslands Road and most of the Streets that intersect Saw Mill River Road such as Payne St. Beaver Hill Road, Warehouse Lane and  Fairview Park Drive are flooded and impassable to traffic
  • Babbitt Court, Greenburgh
  • Lawrence Street (Ardsley)

Flood recovery efforts are well underway.  The Westchester County Department of Emergency Services are working closely with affected local municipalities to remove the excess water from roads and help stranded citizens.  The Westchester County Emergency Operations Center is operational and working with local government officials to, also, provide immediate assistance.

For residents who are experiencing flooding within their homes or businesses or those who are stranded on flooded roads, please contact your town or village police and fire departments for assistance.”