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Police shut down River Road in Town of Tonawanda after heavy rain

Police blocked traffic at a flooded area of River Road near Swift River Associates Marina in the Town of Tonawanda just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Town of Tonawanda police reported closing a 1.7 mile stretch of River Road, from Grand Island Boulevard to Sawyer Avenue due to the flooding.

Police reported flooding along the low areas along the river. They were forced to close the street because there are no side streets to which they could redirect traffic.