On Tuesday afternoon, Rockland County announced that several major roads have reopened less than 48 hours after a severe storm hit our community on Sunday, causing significant damage. We owe a huge thank you to the dedicated teams of emergency responders, public works personnel, and road maintenance crews who have worked tirelessly to restore access. The following roads are now open:
– Route 210 in Stony Point
– Route 210 from Cedar Flats Road to Old Route 210
– Cedar Flats Road from Route 210 to PIP Entrance
– Bulsontown Road at Mott Farm Road intersection
While these roads have been reopened, the county emphasized that some areas may still require caution as repair work is ongoing. The county urges all residents to remain vigilant and follow any temporary signage or traffic instructions that are in place.
County Executive Ed Day expressed his sincere appreciation to the public works staff, emergency responders, and road maintenance teams for their exceptional dedication and professionalism during this challenging period. He stated, “Their relentless efforts have enabled us to restore normalcy to our community sooner than anticipated.”
However, the following roads remain closed:
– Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) from Exit 14 to Route 6 in both directions
– Route 9W from Tomkins Cove to Bear Mountain
– Bear Mountain Bridge
– Route 9W from Bear Mountain Circle to Fort Montgomery
– Goat Trail from Bear Mountain Bridge to Peekskill/Westchester
– Route 6 from PIP over the mountain into Orange County
As we continue our recovery efforts, we encourage residents to report any remaining issues with road conditions or any other storm-related concerns to the proper authorities, said County Executive Ed Day.
The County has collaborated with New York State and Governor Kathy Hochul to be included under the State of Emergency declaration for the storm damage. This inclusion makes it possible for Rockland to potentially receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as Monsey Scoop reported earlier today.
Residents are advised to keep all receipts for repairs in case funding becomes available.