Thunderstorms flood some areas of the Valley

Flooded road in the Town of Newburgh near I-84 (photo: Orange County Emergency Management Facebook page)

NEWBURGH – The skies opened up with torrential downpours, thunder and lightning in the early afternoon in parts of the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Middletown and Newburgh areas were hard hit while Putnam County had steady rain, but no flooding.

Areas of Sullivan County also got hit.

The Orange County Emergency Management Office advised motorists to avoid the Town of Newburgh in the area of Interstate 84 and Route 9W from North Street to Chestnut Lane.

Other areas also reported impassible roads including in parts of Dutchess and Ulster counties.

There were also reports of flooded buildings.

If you see flooding, be careful and snap us a photo. Send it to us at [email protected]

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