Saw Mill River
Capt. Robert Smith of Station 9 in Yonkers was driving Sunday evening when he witnessed the truck go into the Saw Mill River near the parkway’s Odell Avenue overpass.
Police said the SUV was heading northbound on the Saw Miller River Parkway just after 1 p.m. when the driver lost control and careened into the river just south of Executive Boulevard.
Fire officials have received several complaints about a chemical smell in the area but so far an evacuation order has not been issued.
With special permission from the state, Greenburgh and Elmsford work crews have been clearing debris that’s been clogging the Saw Mill River for years.
Westchester County residents have complained for some time that the Saw Mill River is a major cause of flooding, especially after Hurricane Irene. Now something is being done about it.
After recent flooding, there is a new push by one New York senator to do something to prevent it in the future.
Chronic flooding along the rivers in Westchester County has towns and villages fed up.
Overnight rain water joined swollen waterways rushing to the sea. People who have just finished drying out businesses look at places like the brimming Saw Mill River with alarm.
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The National Weather Service says an additional inch of rain is expected to fall Wednesday morning and that flooding along roads and low-lying areas may occur.
“It’s driving me personally insane basically. She has vanished basically into thin air from our perspective. There’s no sighting, there’s no other leads,” Irvington Police Chief Michael Cerone said.