Hurricane Irene Damage Update

I just spoke with Randy Douglas, and here’s the latest information:

Damage in the Acres is isolated and, as far as we know, relatively minor.  There are about 100 Acres residents without power.  NYSEG is working at this moment to restore that service.

Damage around the Acres is much more severe.  The AuSable River crested overnight in AuSable Forks at 18.5 feet (this is an historic high and 11.5 feet above flood stage).  There was significant flooding and damage in AuSable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene and Keene Valley.  Damage along the roads connecting these towns, as well as Wilmington and Lake Placid is also significant.

Randy advises everyone to stay off all roads if at all possible.

If you have to travel, you can take AuSable Drive to get from Jay to AuSable Forks, and you can take 9N out of the Forks to 87 to travel north or south.

Currently, you cannot travel between Jay and Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley or 87 Exit 30.  You also cannottravel between Jay and Lake Placid.  Apparently, there is major damage to Rte. 86, and it will be some time before that route is open again.

If you have damage to report, you can call the Town of Jay – 647-2204 , or the Jay Highway Dept. – 946-7170.

To report a power outage or emergency, you can call NYSEG at 800-572-1131.

Stay safe!