Wayne County declares state of emergency for some areas due to high water levels
Wayne County has declared a State of Emergency on Sodus Bay, East Bay, Port Bay and Blind Sodus Bay due to high water levels on Lake Ontario.
As of early Saturday morning, motor boats must operate at these speeds:
Sodus Bay– idle speed only causing no wake within 1000 feet of shore.
Port Bay, East Bay and Blind Sodus Bay – idle speed only causing no wake.
Authorities say that although recent boat traffic has been minimal, increased boat traffic would create a hazardous situation, property damage and shore line erosion.
Public safety concerns are floating debris and submerged obstructions usually visible, property damage and shore line erosion from high water level and motorized boat traffic wakes.
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