(9 AM) Heavy Rain Early Causes Widespread Flooding Thursday

P-J photo by David Kircher

Heavy rain early Thursday caused widespread issues throughout southern Chautauqua County.

Flooded roads were reported on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood near the railroad viaduct, as well as along Hunt Road. Multiple flooded basements were also reported just outside Lakewood in the town of Busti.

Fluvanna firefighters were called to Route 60 for water across the road near the New York State Police barracks.

On Blackstone Road in Jamestown, Hazmat crews were called after a semi tractor-trailer lost oil.

A large amount of water was reported on Sawmill Run Road in Cattaraugus County as well; Frewsburg firefighter were called to help close the road.