Colonie deals with aftermath of Irene

Several road closings and flooding reported around Colonie

— There is still some concern with the Lock 7 dam, he said, but the issue is improving.

"It does seem to be getting better," he said. "We'll try to make some decisions what to do with it."

The Latham Water district also implemented water usage and conservation measures. This is to limit the amount of water usage to protect the district's water supply and maintain sufficient pressure for fire protection. This means limiting use of hoses and sprinklers, water use for ornamental fountains, filling swimming pools or using water-cooled comfort air conditioning.

Any further questions on water usage, residents are asked to contact the district at 786-2750

Rayball said the town began collecting preliminary damage assessments, which he said will be an ongoing process.

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