We all expected some type of rain today but the amount that is coming through parts of the Hudson Valley is causing travel to be hazardous in many places. Orange and Rockland Counties in the area of Bear Mountain on Route 9w and the Palisades Parkway have seen some road flooding issues grow into road closures.

At approximately 5:30 PM today (July 9, 2023) the New York State Police shared the news that there were road closures in parts of Orange and Rockland counties. There is no doubt that unnecessary travel today is probably not a good idea but it is also becoming apparent that road closures are also going to become an additional issue.

Palisades Parkway Northbound Closed Due to Flooding and Hazardous Weather

Rockland County Flooding July 9 2023 New York State Police via Facebook
Rockland County Flooding July 9 2023 New York State Police via Facebook
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The New York State Police issued this traffic alert for the area near exit 14 on the Palisades Parkway and Long Mountain Road.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Rockland County- Palisades Interstate Parkway: Numerous roadways consisting of State Route 9W and Palisades Interstate Parkway are experiencing heavy flooding and washouts. The Palisades Parkway Northbound is closed from exit 14 to Long Mountain Traffic Circle. Please Avoid The Area!!! (New York State Police via Facebook)

Palisades Parkway via Google
Palisades Parkway via Google
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The National Weather Service (NOAA) has a Flash Flood Warning posted until 8 PM tonight. More rain is expected overnight in areas that are already experiencing serve flooding. Travelers should expect conditions on the roads to remain difficult and it appears that there will be damage to clean up following the flooding in some areas.

Palisades Flooding July 9 2023 New York State Police via Facebook
Palisades Flooding July 9 2023 New York State Police via Facebook
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National Weather Forecast for overnight in this area:

Sunday, July 9th, Evening
Showers and thunderstorms before 2 AM, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 AM. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 68. Light and variable wind. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Monday, July 10th
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 AM, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 AM. Cloudy, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.
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