State of emergency lifted in county

FONDA – The state of emergency has been lifted in Montgomery County, but boil water orders are in effect for two villages.

According to a news release from Jeff Smith, director of Montgomery County Emergency Services, all roads are passable and things are in much better shape than a few days ago, although cleanup continues.

The release said the villages of Fonda and Canajoharie still have a boil-water order in effect.

Both villages hope the order will be lifted Tuesday, but that will depend on test results, according to the release.


In Fonda, the state of emergency was ordered during the flooding of the village’s business section in the Broadway and Main street areas. Water also caused flooding in some homes in other parts of the village.

Streets are now cleared of debris and mud. The Mohawk Fire Department, mayor, village Board of Trustees and local volunteers joined village crews Saturday in hosing down sidewalks and roadways, the news release said.

The Fonda Fair will open Tuesday as scheduled. Fair representatives have consulted vendors on the use of village water during the boil-water period, the news release said.

Village residents who had water in their basements and have not yet cleaned them to prevent mold are urged to call the village offices at 853-4355, the news release said.