FALCONER – Officials in Chautauqua County are warning motorists to exercise caution while driving on area roadways over the weekend as the risk for flooding continues.
Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and County Department of Public Facilities Director Brad Bentley issued the warning on Friday evening.
The two cite concern with the weather forecast for Saturday, calling for heavy rain which may make road conditions worse.
Already, several area roadways have flooded, including parts of Van Cobb Road and County Route 380, among several others, on Friday afternoon.
“County roads have seen an increase in flooded roads with the persistent and continued rains in July, which is causing an unusual amount of damage to our infrastructure,” said Bentley. “Expect temporary road and bridge closures as we address issues as they arise.”
As always, officials say motorists should to be cautious when driving in wet weather and call the appropriate authorities, as needed.