Sheriffs urge caution as waterways reopen

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ONEIDA LAKE — Oneida Lake and other area waterways have been reopened to the public following last week’s flooding.

Both Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol and Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood have canceled their no unnecessary travel advisories for the lake and all surrounding waterways. Record-breaking rain a week ago caused enough flooding to raise the water level on the lake and nearby canals, prompting the travel advisories. Authorities were concerned about obstacles submerged in the water and damage from boat wakes.

“Even though the advisory has been lifted on Oneida Lake, please be cautious and safe when you are on the lake,” said Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood.

“We hope that the water levels will continue to recede. If you are out on the water, please be safe.”

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