Deerfield, NY (WIBX) - A portion of State Route 8 is closed due to flooding at the bridge over West Cananda Creek, according to officials with the Department of Transportation.

Route 8 is closed from the junction of Routes 8 and 28 in Deerfield to the point where Route 8 and 28 seperate in the Herkimer County town of Russia.

Officials with DOT say the closure will remain in place until the water recede, which may not come until Friday.

Motorists traveling through that area are encouraged to follow detour sigange setup by the DOT.