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Strong Winds, Heavy Rains Belt Yates County Wednesday


Strong thunderstorms made their way through the Finger Lakes late Wednesday afternoon and brought with them heavy downpours and gusty winds.  A wind gust of 59 mph was recorded in Penn Yan.  Some areas reported hail as well.

Yates County road crews and fire companies were busy with flooded roads and basements.  Portions of a number of roads were completely shutdown or partially shutdown for periods of time.

Check out more of our photos below:

A worker attempts to unclog a storm drain at South Avenue & Lake Street in Penn Yan (photo: Lucas Day)
A storm drain on East Main Street, Penn Yan (Photo: Lucas Day)
A ditch on Old Route 14A was doing its best to contain the gushing water (photo: Lucas Day)
A storm drain and rushing water coming off East Main Street at the intersection with Lake Street in Penn Yan (photo: Lucas Day)
East Main Street in the Penn Yan had a steady stream of water flowing on both sides of the road Wednesday night (photo: Lucas Day)
East Main Street in the Village of Penn Yan (photo: Lucas Day)
The backyard of a home on Sunset Avenue in Penn Yan collected some significant water (photo: Lucas Day)
Water gushing past a fire hydrant on Lake Street in Penn Yan (photo: Lucas Day)
Shay Road, town of Italy (photo: Dave Gray)
Road side ditches overflowed in Bellona (photo: Karen LaBarr)



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