OLCOTT, N.Y. — Newfane's town supervisor announced Tuesday that Olcott Beach will be closed all year because flooding has wiped it out.

That water is only expected to go up over the next few weeks.

Newfane shut down that beach during the last round of flooding in 2017, which cost $20,000 to fix.

Town officials are making the decision early so that the lifeguards there can find new jobs.

The splash pad there will still be open.


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