Rivers still overflowing banks in upstate NY

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SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) – Rivers in northern New York continued to overflow their banks this weekend in the aftermath of days of heavy rain.

The National Weather Service reported that the Hudson River rose to a record height in the village of Schuylerville, seven feet above flood stage.

The Times Union, of Albany, reported that several homes in Moreau had to be evacuated.

High water postponed the scheduled opening of parts of the state canal system and forced road closures from the Southern Tier to the North Country.

The Watertown Daily Times reported that farmers in some Lewis County towns had to evacuate livestock because of flooding, and residents of Colton in St. Lawrence County had been chased from their homes by the rising Raquette River.

Some waterways weren't expected to crest until Sunday.

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