After visiting areas of concern around the City, Mayor Walsh urges residents to use caution

Mayor Walsh announced sections of the Onondaga Creekwalk in the City of Syracuse are closed due to high water levels on Onondaga Creek.  The Department of Public Works has blocked entrances in areas where high water is impacting the Creekwalk, including: around Franklin Sq./Interstate 690; Lower Onondaga Park; under the South Avenue bridge; and the platform near Hunt Ave. Residents are advised to avoid the Creekwalk until Creek levels recede.

“City staff from DPW, Engineering, Parks, Police and Fire are monitoring conditions on roads, around bridges and overpasses, and near bodies of water. I’ve been out across the City and urge residents to use caution near any signs of flooding,” said Mayor Walsh. “The forecast appears to be improving, but until the high water recedes, conditions are still very dangerous.”

The platform adjacent to the Onondaga Creekwalk near Hunt Avenue was under water late Thursday morning.

The Department of Parks Recreation and Youth Programs issued an advisory reporting that areas of some city parks are currently under water. The Department urged residents to be safe: “Water may be deeper than appears and hazards could be hidden. Please use caution.”

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