DeRuyter, NY – July 12, 2013 – Town of DeRuyter Supervisor Dan Degear lifted the DeRuyter Lake area State of Emergency and No-Wake Order effective 12:00 pm on July 12, 2013. Lake water levels have returned to pre-storm levels according to DeRuyter Lake Association members. 

Road crews continue to work opening up Town roadways. The only non-seasonal road remaining in the Town that is closed to non-local traffic is

Carey Road
. Seasonal roads that are closed include
Arnold Road
Chapman Road
, and
Richmond Road
. “There aren’t permanent residences on the seasonal roads,” says Degear, “they are low priority and have minimal travel impacts to motorists.” An emergency contractor hired by NYDOT continues to work on the dangerous sections of
Carey Road
. A bridge on Old Route 13 (
not State Route
13) also remains closed pending an inspection.

Low to moderate income residents of DeRuyter are also encouraged to apply for assistance through the Town’s Flood Relief Program. Applications can be downloaded from the Town’s website:

or picked up from the Town offices or the DeRuyter Free Library. “Our residents need aid now,” says Degear, “we initiated the local aid program to help those who cannot wait for the FEMA decision.”