The Village of Nyack has declared a state of emergency in response to , closing its downtown to non-emergency vehicles.
"This declaration will allow the village to better control traffic, implement a curfew if needed, and take other necessary procedures so that we can respond more quickly to any emergencies, village-wide,” said Village Administrator Jim Politi.
A fast current of water is currently rushing down both sides Route 59 and onto Main Street, although the downtown area does not have any major flooding as of 7 a.m. Debris—mainly dirt and stone from tree planters—is in the street.
Several downtown businesses have signs up noting they will not open Sunday—and sandbags piled in front of their doors. The lower level of the shopping complex next to Riverspace already has several inches of rain in it.
Several West Nyackers have already been , and drivers are until 6 p.m. tonight.