OSWEGO — Massive rainfall Thursday morning prompted city officials to close a number of streets and issue a travel advisory due to flooding concerns.
Starting at 9:33 a.m., Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow and the Department of Public Works ordered the closure of roads near Hillside Avenue, later expanded to include several other areas of the city and eventually an emergency-only traffic advisory.
Areas of the heaviest flooding saw roadways completed submerged by the “extremely heavy downpour,” as described by state meteorology officials. Frederick Leighton Elementary School and Oswego Middle School both dismissed students early.
Oswego Town declared a state of emergency at 11 a.m. and Supervisor Rick Kaulfuss urged “extreme caution.”
Weather observers in Minetto reported to the Palladium-Times receiving 7.25 inches of rain.