Flood warning

Update, 9 a.m. Oct. 28: The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for small streams in southeastern Monroe County until 3 p.m. Thursday.

At 5:18 a.m. river gauges continue to show high water on Irondequoit Creek. Between 2 and 2.5 inches of rain fell Tuesday, resulting in flooding along the creek. Water levels will gradually recede today. Lowland flooding will continue along Irondequoit Creek in Ellison Park and Powder Mills Park, the Weather Service said.

Update, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27: The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for small streams in southeastern Monroe County until 6 a.m. Thursday.

River gauges were continuing to show high water on Irondequoit Creek this morning. Between 2 and 2.5 inches of rain fell Tuesday, resulting in flooding along the creek. Water levels will remain high through this evening before receding overnight, the Weather Service said.

Extensive lowland flooding will continue along Irondequoit Creek in Ellison Park and Powder Mills Park.

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.: Flood warnings for Honeoye Creek near Honeoye Falls and the Genesee River, including Honeoye Falls, are extended until just after midnight tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

At 2:30 p.m. Honeoye Creek was at 6.6 feet. Flood stage is 6.5 feet. The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 2:30 p.m. was 6.9 feet, the Weather Service said.

Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

The river is expected to fall below flood stage later this evening and continue falling to 5.0 feet early Saturday afternoon, the Weather Service said.

At 6.5 feet, Flood stage, flooding begins on Hyde Park Road and parking lots off West Main Street in Honeoye Falls, flooding near the intersection of County Routes 37 and 15.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 7.0 feet on Jan. 9, 1998.

The small stream flood warning for southeastern Monroe County remains in effect until 6 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m., river gauges continue to show elevated levels this afternoon on Irondequoit Creek. Between 2.00 and 2.50 inches of rain fell across the area Tuesday into Tuesday night. Extensive lowland flooding remains possible along Irondequoit Creek including Ellison Park and Powder Mills Park. Flooding may also impact low areas along Allen Creek, including Corbett`s Glen Park. Some locations that will experience flooding include Rochester, Irondequoit, East Rochester, Fairport, Brighton, Penfield and Pittsford.

Original story, 9:13 a.m.:

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Honeoye Creek near Honeoye Falls affecting Ontario and Monroe counties.

Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast from this morning to late this afternoon, according to the Weather Service.

At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday the stage was 6.6 feet. Flood stage is 6.5 feet.

The river is expected to crest around 6.6 feet this morning. It will then fall below flood stage late this morning into this afternoon, the Weather Service said.

At 6.5 feet, flooding begins on Hyde Park Road and parking lots off West Main Street in Honeoye Falls, flooding near the intersection of County Routes 37 and 15.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 7.0 feet on Jan. 9, 1998.

Also, a small stream flood warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. for southeastern Monroe County where trained spotters reported flooding along Irondequoit Creek late Tuesday night, according to the Weather Service. 

Extensive lowland flooding will continue along Irondequoit Creek including Ellison Park and Powder Mills Park. Flooding may also impact low areas along Allen Creek, including Corbett`s Glen Park. Some locations that will experience flooding include areas near Irondequoit Creek and Allen Creek in Irondequoit, East Rochester, Fairport, Brighton, Penfield and Pittsford, according to the Weather Service.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams. Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks.

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.

The Weather Service reminds motorists to "Turn around, don`t drown" when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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