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Flood damage prompts disaster declaration

MORIAH (AP) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo visited a collapsed bridge in the Adirondacks and declared a disaster emergency Friday in the surrounding county hard-hit by flooding.

Cuomo flew by helicopter to the Essex County town of Moriah during an hour-long trip to get a look at the damage and discuss recovery efforts with local officials.

About 45 roads across the county remained closed, down from more than 70. Two bridges collapsed and several roads were washed out as the region got 4 inches of rain over three days.

Officials estimate the damage in Moriah at more than $1.5 million. The estimate of damage to county roads and bridges is about $2 million.


Driver, 85, indicted in pedestrian's death

WHITE PLAINS (AP) -- An 85-year-old Westchester County woman has been indicted on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident last year.

The district attorney said Bridget Gambone, of Bronxville, was arraigned Friday.

Yonkers teacher Sheryl Chasin, 59, was killed as she crossed a Bronxville street on her way to a Christmas party.

If convicted, the defendant could face a prison sentence of up to seven years.

She was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court on May 10.

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