Update:Another wild weather night means state of emergency in Middlesex

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Wednesday evening, the Yates County Sheriff's Department issued several advisories and warnings about heavy thunderstorms, possible damaging winds and flash flooding. The advisories included a tornado watch until 10 p.m. and a tornado warning for extreme southeastern Yates County, Schuyler County and extreme southeastern Seneca County.

At 9:37 p.m. the Yates County Sheriff's Department reported a local state of emergency has been declared for the 900 to 1400 block of South Lake Road in Middlesex. Residents of the neighborhood are being evacuated.

At about 9 p.m. the sheriff's department issued a travel advisory for the town of Middlesex, where multiple highways are flooded and debris is in the roadways from major rainfall. Fire departments and highway departments are out working on the problems and motorists are advised to use caution while driving.

In Rushville, there is some flooding and wires down.

Penn Yan Fire fighters were called to assist with sandbags at one village location and with pumpers at other locations. Elm Street is closed between Keuka Street and the cemetery.

In neighboring Schuyler County, officials are responding to several calls for assistance.