The NWS reported that the Delaware River crested last night about 9PM, and while the automated gauge at Callicoon stopped operating at about the 20 ft. level, the NWS reported that the peak was a couple of feet below the 25 ft. feared. (Major flood stage at Callicoon is 14.7 feet).
Last evening, Jeffersonville was evacuated about 7PM because of concerns about the Lake Jefferson dam. The Sullivan County Public Safety Commissioner ordered the evacuation after a "good sized chunk" was found missing from the dam. The evacuation was a precaution until the dam can be inspected by a Federal dam inspector today. At this time (7AM Thursday), Jeffersonville remains evacuated, and Route 52 through Jeffersonville remains closed. WJFF, who’s studio is located at the dam, is broadcasting and just reported that the dam has not given way. (Photo is of the Lake Jeff dam on Wed. afternoon.)
Some roads around Sullivan County remain closed, and drivers today should expect possible detours, especially in west and north county. Route 17 is closed west of Livingston Manor all the way to Binghamton. Route 97 is closed somewhere south of Narrowsburg into Port Jervis (but I haven’t been able to determine where the closure point is right now.)
Peck’s Markets in Jeffersonville, Callicoon and Livingston Manor are closed due to flooding. Folks coming up for the weekend should pick up groceries in the city or in Liberty or Monticello. It is unlikely that the closed Peck’s will be open over the weekend.