ALERT: NY State Police Warns Travelers Heading Upstate Regarding Ongoing Road Closures


The New York State Police have reached out to YWn regarding the series of road closures in Rockland and Orange counties in response to recent flooding and extensive road damage caused by the severe weather conditions. Motorists are urged to exercise caution and avoid the affected areas until further notice.

Additionally, State Police officials are concerned about chaos on the roads on Friday due to the traffic that will be diverted onto the NY State Thruway, as parts of the palisades parkway remain closed.

As a result of the flooding and road damage, several prominent locations and roadways have been closed for public safety. Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain State Park, popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts, are currently closed to visitors until further notice. Additionally, Bear Mountain Circle, Bear Mountain Bridge, Long Mountain Circle, the Palisades Interstate Parkway north of exit 14, and the William J. Moreau Popolopen Bridge have been temporarily shut down.

Travel along State Route 9W is also heavily impacted, with closures in both the north and southbound directions. State Route 9W south is closed from the Bear Mountain Circle through Stony Point, while the northern section of State Route 9W, north of State Route 293, is also inaccessible.

The New York State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, are closely monitoring the situation and working diligently to assess the extent of the damage. Regular updates regarding road closures and re-openings will be provided as the situation permits.

Please make sure you leave yourself extra time to avoid having an issue of getting stuck on a road for Shabbos.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. There may now be more bears coming down from Harriman to residential neighborhoods due to less trash (food source). Same thing happened during Covid as camping/picnics were impacted.

  2. More exact Palisades Pkway is closed after exit 14 as is route 6. You can still take the Palisades from NYC to exit 9 to the NYS thruway going back to nyc avoid route 6 Take the thruway to exit 13 to George Washington bridge. Of course you can always follow Waze or Google maps.

  3. There is no more then 15-mile gap between shuls from Washington hts. to the Catskills, work the phones if you don’t think you going to make it

  4. Don’t rely on Waze
    It told me Monday morning going from the Catskills to the city to take the 6
    Despite multiple digital signs stating that it was closed
    There were 6-10 cars waiting patiently to go on to the ramp from the 17 to the 6