Road Conditions in the Catskills

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Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby dave » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:17 am

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NOTICE: Road conditions change hourly - Some roads will be closed for weeks, while others open and close on a hourly basis

September 3, 2011:

Greene County
Rt 23 to Windham: Open - Road construction fixing the shoulder of the road - very minor delays
Rt 23 Windham to Prattsville: Closed & you are legally restricted from going there
Rt 23a to Prattsville: Closed down towards Prattsville - & you are legally restricted from going there
Rt 296: Open from Hensonville to Rt 23a
Rt 23a: Open to traffic - 1 lane of traffic from below Moore's Bridge to above Moore's Bridge.
Platte Clove Road: Reported open from Saugerties
Rt 16: Open from Bloomers Road
Rt 214: Open - From Hunter to Phoenicia - One lane of traffic in places
Colgate Road: Closed - Road out in 2 places - May be open tomorrow.
Rt 42: Closed - bridges out - land slide at the pass (Balsam Mtn and Sleeping Lion)

September 1, 2011:

Greene County
Rt 23 to Windham: Open - minor damage from East Windham to Windham.
Rt 23 Windham to Prattsville: Closed - There is a work-around to get there.
Rt 23a to Prattsville: Closed down towards Prattsville
Rt 296: Open from Hensonville to Rt 23c - Closed from Rt 23c to Hunter (bridge near 23c is damaged)
Rt 23a: Open to EMS vehicles only - 1 lane of traffic - Road below Moore's Bridge is missing the west bound lane - Moore's Bridge is damaged - turn above Moore's Bridge is missing east bound lane (in passing zone).
Platte Clove Road: Reported open from Saugerties
Rt 16: Open from Bloomers Road
Rt 214: Closed (trees and power lines blocking road) - From Hunter to Phoenicia
Colgate Road: Closed - Road out in 2 places
Rt 42: Closed - bridges out - land slide at the pass (Balsam Mtn and Sleeping Lion)

Ulster County
Rt 28: Open - One lane in spots
Rt 214: Phoenicia - Closed
Not sure you can get into Phoenicia
Rt 212: Closed on both sides of Woodstock
Peekamoose Road: Closed
Road to Slide Mtn: Closed
Seager / Balsam Lake Mtn: Closed

911 system is down on the Mountaintop (518 exchange)
911 system is up in Ulster County (845 exchange)
If you have an emergency on the Mountaintop, you can only call local fire departments, towns, EMS - But NO 911 calls will go through.

August 31, 2011:

Greene County
Rt 23 to Windham: Open - minor damage from East Windham to Windham.
Rt 23 Windham to Prattsville: Closed - There is a work-around to get there.
Rt 296: Open - very minor damage
Rt 23a: Open to EMS vehicles only - 1 lane of traffic - Road below Moore's Bridge is missing the west bound lane - Moore's Bridge is damaged - turn above Moore's Bridge is missing east bound lane (in passing zone).
Platte Clove Road: Reported open from Saugerties
Rt 16: Open from Bloomers Road
Rt 214: Closed (trees and power lines blocking road)
Colgate Road: Closed - Road out in 2 places
Rt 42: Closed - bridges out

Ulster County
Rt 28: Open - One lane in spots
Rt 214: Phoenicia - Closed
Not sure you can get into Phoenicia
Rt 212: Closed on both sides of Woodstock
Peekamoose Road: Closed
Road to Slide Mtn: Closed
Seager / Balsam Lake Mtn: Closed

911 system is down on the Mountaintop (518 exchange)
911 system is up in Ulster County (845 exchange)
If you have an emergency on the Mountaintop, you can only call local fire departments, towns, EMS - But NO 911 calls will go through.

August 30, 2011:

Rt 23 to Windham: Open
Rt 23 Windham to Prattsville: Closed
Rt 296: Open
Rt 23a: Open - 1 lane of traffic - Road below Moore's Bridge is missing the west bound lane - Moore's Bridge is damaged - turn above Moore's Bridge is missing east bound lane (in passing zone).
Platte Clove Road: Closed
Rt 16: Open from Bloomers Road
Rt 214: Closed (trees and power lines blocking road)

911 system is down on the Mountaintop (518 exchange)
911 system is up in Ulster County (845 exchange)
If you have an emergency on the Mountaintop, you can only call local fire departments, towns, EMS - But NO 911 calls will go through.
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby dave » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:26 pm

Rt 23a is closed again.
Rt 23 is closed at the Five-State viewing area: Road block by National Guard & State Police.

If you don't live on the Mountaintop, you cannot go there.
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby mike » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:53 pm

I am told that you can get past the road block on Rt 23 fairly easily. Just need a reason to go there. So, if you are coming up to stay, you can get thru.
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby dave » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:27 am

Colgate Road: Two openings in the road. One very close to bridge. Second one further up. Over 100 people were stranded.
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby dave » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:41 am

GREENE COUNTY

Catskill Region:
Route 32, at Route 23A.
Route 23A bridge over Kiskatom Creek.
Route 32 bridge over Kaaterskill Creek.

Hunter
Route 23A, from county Route 18 to Route 32A.
Route 214, northward from Ulster-Greene county line.
Route 23A bridge over Kaaterskill Creek.

Lexington
Route 42 in Spruceton.
Route 42 bridge between Haines Lane and Howard Road.

Prattsville
Route 23, between county Route 4 and Route 23A.
Route 23 bridge over Schoharie Creek.

Durham
Route 81, between Maple Avenue and School House Road.

Windham
Route 23, at Hickory Hill Road.
Route 296, between county Route 23C and Fort Hill Road.
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby mike » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:21 pm

Our FedEx guy said that the engineers closed the bridge on Rt 296. So, you have to get off on Rt 23c. Then take scribner hollow road to rt 23a.
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby dave » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:16 pm

With all the rain we have had over the past couple of days, the streams are rising again. Some minor flooding. They have closed some of the roads because of the rain. Some of the temporary repairs were washed out.

I expect the roads to reopen again for the weekend. Many businesses are complaining that they have little business, and they desperately need more business. If you are staying away, please reconsider your plans.
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby mike » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:45 pm

They did suffer from Irene. There are some washed out roads, and damaged bridges. But, it is not as severe as the eastern side of the Catskills.
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby mike » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:56 am

There was some flooding. But, nothing more then usual after a bag rain. But, there is no destructive flooding like we saw with Irene.

I should also note that most of the flooding has receded. Which is always good news!
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Re: Road Conditions in the Catskills

New postby Emily&hounds » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:27 pm

Greg Koziol wrote:Does anyone know how Sullivan county roads/bridges/trails are doing since the storm?? Specifically Northern Sullivan and South western Ulster - around Livingston Manor, Roscoe, Mongaup Pond Campground, Cooley/Parksville and up toward the Willowemoc area and frost valley


I drove from West Kill to Jeffersonville on September 24. The Road from 28 to the Frost Valley Y is closed, with the worst damage near the peak near the Winisook Club. I had to take 28 past Margaretville (largely open, one lane closed in some spots), then 30 around the Pepacton Reservoir, then 206 to Roscoe. South of Roscoe, there was very little damage. Te damage is mostly to the north of the areas you mention.
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