ALBANY -- Southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway are closed for 137 miles from Exit 24 in Albany to Exit 12 at West Nyack. Northbound lanes are shut for 90 miles from Exit 8 in Westchester County to Exit 20 at Saugerties.
Thruway spokesman Michael Sullivan says Sunday that parts of the highway are beneath three to four feet of water. The flooding from Tropical Storm Irene also has forced the closure of Tappan Zee Bridge.
Sullivan did not know when the eastern sections of the highway would re-open.
The Thruway has been dealing with flooding, fallen tree limbs and a mudslide.
Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes.