Flooding caused issues and some road closures in several parts of Cattaraugus County on Independence Day.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a flash flood warning for southeastern Cattaraugus County at 6:32 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Thursday night as officials said radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain of more than 1½ inch was expected.
A Cattaraugus County Sheriff Office dispatcher said Thursday night that there were “a few road closures earlier” in the Little Valley and Salamanca area. The dispatcher noted everything had opened back up by 10 p.m. Thursday.
Some issues reported on the emergency scanner Thursday evening included:
A washout on Route 353 past the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, resulting in calls out to the fire department for help clearing roadways of debris about 6:11 p.m.
Cattaraugus firefighters responding to flooding around 7 p.m.
An unknown number of people were reportedly trapped in a vehicle on Route 219 in Kill Buck at approximately 7:07 p.m. Further information on their status was unavailable at press time.
In Limestone, it was reported that cattle had been caught up in flooding waters on Limestone Road and a tree was reported down at 7:20 p.m. on Parkside Drive near Sunnyside Drive.
At about the same time, Route 219 in Humphrey was closed from Peth Road to Hungry Hollow Road due to flooding but was later reopened.
Salamanca reported flooding on the Main Street underpass.
Napoli reported road closures of Taylor Hill and Goat Hollow roads.