Disaster Operations Center opened due to States of Emergency

News from Emergency Services, Posted on Thu, 12/02/2010 - 5:26pm

Update: As of December 7, 2010 these roads are no longer closed.

The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services is operating a Disaster Operations Center as a result of localized regional flooding. In cooperation with the National Weather Service, the Office of Emergency Services is closely monitoring the situation throughout Cattaraugus County.

A State of Emergency has been declared for the Village of Allegany and the Town of Portville.

Several state roads are currently closed:

  • Rt 305 South in Portville to the state line,

  • Rt. 417 Eastbound and Westbound at the Portville underpass, and

  • Exit 23 Westbound Exit Ramp of Interstate 86 Town of Carrollton.

  • Rt. 417 between the Olean City line and Westons near Mastel Ford.

Also closed are the following Cattaraugus County roads and local roads:

  • County Road 26 – Gile Hollow in the Town of Hinsdale,

  • County Road 60 in the Town of Allegany – West River Rd/ South Nine Mile - ½ mile west of Klice Cross Rd. , and

  • County Road 30 – Chipmonk Road in the Town of Allegany.

  • Maple Ave in the Village of Allegany from 2nd Street to 1st Street.

  • Union Street in the Village of Allegany from 5th Street to 1st Street

  • East River Road in the Town of Olean from Steam Valley Road to the city line.

  • Smith Road in the Town of Portville

  • Steam Valley Road in the Town of Portville from the bridge to Linn Road

  • 1st Street in the Village of Allegany from Main Street to Pine Street

  • Chapen Cross Road to Pine Street in Allegany

Emergency Services in conjunction with the American Red Cross has opened three shelter locations:

  • Portville Central School for any residents that need to evacuate their home. Residents should enter the school at the south side gym/cafeteria and use the access road off Elm Street going around the back of the building.

  • Town of Olean Fire Department at 1297 Old Rock City Hill Road, Olean NY by the Olean Fire Department..

  • St. Bonaventure University at St. Francis Hall.

For maps please see Road Closings & Shelters for Flood Victims and the 2010 interactive flood map at http://rptsweb.cattco.org/flood2010/

Concerned residents may contact the Disaster Operations Center at 716-938-2244. As the situation evolves, further information will be provided courtesy of the Public Information Officer. 

Please check this website for updates.

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