Thunderbolt 12: Hudson Valley braces for potential flooding and power outages
A storm that could bring up to 4 inches of rain later today is expected to cause flooding and power outages across the Hudson Valley.
Westchester County officials are already warning folks to be prepared for road closures at all the usual spots, including the Bronx River Parkway, the Saw Mill, and the Hutch, among others.
In Rockland and Orange counties, trouble spots include Route 59 in Nanuet, Route 32 in Highland Mills, Route 9W, Storm King Highway, and the Palisades Parkway are among the usual trouble spots
Unfortunately, the ground is already saturated from heavy rains last month, and recent snowfall over the weekend exacerbates the situation.
Concerns also loom over possible downed power lines and outages due to strong winds.
County officials emphasize the importance of heeding possible road closures, urging people not to attempt driving through flooding, especially if water depth isn't visible. They also stress not to drive around or move barriers on closed roads as they serve a critical purpose for safety.