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Croton Extends State of Emergency, Closes Parks

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY-- The Village of Croton-on-Hudson has extended its local state of emergency until September 2, at 6 p.m. According to a media release sent by Janine King, Croton’s assistant village manager, “the Croton River facilities remain closed following tragedy…. Hence, until further notice all public facilities commonly used to access the Croton River are closed to avoid any further dangerous situations.”

The statement says, “In a normal rain storm of one to two inches, the Croton River may not crest and return pre-storm water levels until one or two days have passed. In aftermath of Irene, we anticipate it may take several days before the Croton River returns to safe levels. At this point, the water volume and speed in the river remains too dangerous and unpredictable to allow access for any purpose.”

The closed facilities within the village include: include Black Rock Park, Silver Lake, Mayo's Landing, and the Echo Canoe & Boat Launch at the train station parking lot.” The County has issued a closure of Croton Gorge Park at the Croton Dam until further notice, according to King.

See Local State of Emergency Declaration on Village Website at www.crotononhudson-ny.gov .

Contact:  Janine King, Assistant Village Manager, 914-271-4848.”

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