Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken a brief tour of a collapsed bridge in the Adirondacks and declared a disaster emergency in the surrounding county hard-hit by flooding.
Cuomo flew by helicopter to the Essex County town of Moriah (mor-EYE'-uh) on Friday to get a look at the damage and discuss recovery efforts with local officials.
About 45 roads across the county remain closed, down from more than 70. Two bridges collapsed and several roads were washed out as the region got 4 inches of rain over three days.
Officials estimate the damage in Moriah at more than $1.5 million. The estimate of damage to county roads and bridges is about $2 million.
The governor's disaster declaration means state agencies will assist in recovery work and expedite permits for emergency repairs.