Flooding Causing Travel Troubles In Binghamton

September 11, 2011 Updated Sep 11, 2011 at 8:27 AM EDT

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Flooding Causing Travel Troubles In Binghamton

September 11, 2011 Updated Sep 11, 2011 at 8:27 AM EDT

Broome County (WBNG Binghamton) The travel ban is lifted in Broome County, but the county advises people not to travel anywhere unnecessarily.

Also, do not sight see, and be aware of some particular problems like on I-81.

Heavy rains caused a portion of the earth under I-81 to wash away, causing a dip in the road along I-81 North in Broome County.

This, according to Dave Hamburg with the Department of Transportation.

Traffic remains at a standstill along Interstate 81 heading north in Broome County.

The interstate is closed between exits 6 and 7 on northbound 81.

Traffic is backed up as far as Exit 5 to Broome Community College,

All of this is being rerouted off I-81 to the Nimmonsburg/Chenango Bridge exit to U.S. Route 11, and then re-entering the highway at Route 7 in Castle Creek.

The highway will be closed overnight but is expected to be fixed by sometime tomorrow.

I-88 also feels the wrath of the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

Debris into the road caused a halt in traffic between exits 2 and 3 at Port Crane

The New York Department of Transportation says it's called a "slope failure."

Westbound could re-open this weekend, possibly by late Saturday.

Eastbound could be closed until mid-week next week.

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