Flash flooding hits town; trapped people rescued

Heavy rains Wednesday led to flooding in parts of Niskayuna.

In Niskayuna, Supervisor Joe Landry reported multiple roads flooded, including Rosendale Road near Niska Isle.

“Highway crews are out there barricading streets right now,” Landry said mid-afternoon.

The reports have been centered on the eastern part of town, Landry said.

First Responders fire fighter Tony Romano and Assistant Chief Chris Nodes rescue motorists using a banana boat on Merlin Drive in Niskayuna after the car was stranded due to severe flooding

First Responders fire fighter Tony Romano and Assistant Chief Chris Nodes rescue motorists using a banana boat on Merlin Drive in Niskayuna after the car was stranded due to severe flooding

Two people were rescued from a car caught in rising waters on Merlin Drive in Niskayuna, District 2 Fire Chief Charlie Friderici said.