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September 25, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Flooding delays college opening

Ithaca College delayed opening until noon today due to severe flooding in Tompkins County.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Tompkins County this morning and Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing closed all roads in Ithaca.

TCAT modified its schedule due to flooding.

According to a TCAT press release, Route 68 will not operate today, Route 15 service is suspended, Route 52 will not travel into Tioga County until further notice and Route 67 will be detoured to Albany Street to NYS Route 13 (Elmira Road). There will be no service to Wegmans and Kmart.

Public Information Officer Julie Holcomb said the sheriff has been reopening all the roads in Ithaca since 9 a.m.

The roads still being affected are Route 13, Meadow Street, Center Street, Plain Street and portions of Albany Street.

Holcomb said water appears to be receding in many of the streets.

“We urge everyone to remain vigilant and cautious,” she said. “Keep your eye on the weather and take protective measures.”

Holcomb also said the number of accidents caused by the floods is relatively low.

A travel advisory still remains in effect for the county. Classes will resume at 1 p.m. today.

Check for updates as more information becomes available.