Roads in Finger Lakes region closed by flooding

Route 242 in Little Valley

PENN YAN, N.Y. (AP) — Severe storms that dumped up to five inches of rain have forced evacuations and closed roads in the Finger Lakes region.

Authorities tell local media that flash flooding forced some homes to be evacuated early Wednesday morning in the Yates County village of Penn Yan, on the northern end of Keuka Lake 45 miles southeast of Rochester.

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms that began hitting the region late Tuesday night dumped about five inches of rain in four hours.

Emergency management officials in Yates County say several roads in Penn Yan, Milo and Benton are closed because of flooding.

Heavy rains Tuesday caused flooding in parts of western New York south of Buffalo. Officials say areas in Gowanda, Silver Creek and North Collins in southern Erie County were hit by the flooding. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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