S. Tier Flooding Ends But Clean Up Continues

May 16, 2011 Updated May 16, 2011 at 5:39 PM EDT

By Jennifer Stanonis

May 16, 2011 Updated May 16, 2011 at 5:39 PM EDT

SCIO, NY (WKBW) -- The water has finally receded in the Southern Tier after dozens of roads were flooded and closed over the weekend.

The Village and Town of Wellsville had more than 25 roads closed and even declared a state of emergency. All roads but one have been reopened.

In Scio, Route 10 has been reopened but officials warn they are still trying to repair many streets that were flooded and are asking drivers to travel with caution. "Black top torn off, and some debris in the road that needs to be watched for," Pete Farwell, the Scio Highway Superintendent, said.

"Just trying to get these roads passible, could take weeks before we get all the damage taken care of," Dan Fleming, the Scio Town Supervisor, said. "The ditches along the side took so much water...just washed {roads} right out."