Route 213 in Ulster closed due to flooding (Update: Road reopened)

Route 213 in the town of Ulster is currently closed due to flooding from heavy precipitation and a rising tide from the Rondout Creek, the New York State Department of Transportation announced around 1:20pm. The road is expected to be closed until approximately 7:20pm tonight.

The DOT advises drivers to use Route 32 as an alternate. We say, stay off the roads if you can: Falling temperatures mean that wet roadways can turn quickly into icy ones. Stay safe out there, folks.

Update, 3:50pm: Route 213 was reopened a few minutes ago.