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Hurricane wreaks havoc on area

Roads closed, power outages reported

Hayford Road in Ticonderoga was one of many highways closed by flooding and erosion during Hurricane Irene. The storm also knocked out power to thousands.

Hayford Road in Ticonderoga was one of many highways closed by flooding and erosion during Hurricane Irene. The storm also knocked out power to thousands. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— “We have at least a month of repairs ahead,” Malaney said. “We are very grateful to the town highway, sewer and water employees who worked day and night during this storm and to National Grid for getting power to us so quickly.”

In Schroon Charley Hill Road, Nesa Road, Horseshoe Pond Road, Potash Road, Trout Brook Road, Hoffman Road and Miller Road were closed. Other roads were damaged.

“We have flooding on Miller, French, River, Aldermeadow, Letsonville and Pyramid roads,” Schroon Supervisor Cathy Moses said. following the storm. “As for trees down.... all roads, approximately 28 miles, are open with at least one lane with the exception of Potash which is closed because the trees are on power lines.

“We have a great team here,” Moses said. “All of our departments have pulled together per usual and clean up is taking place as quickly as possible.”

In Moriah Edgemont Road, Ensign Pond Road, Tracy Road, Chipmunk Street, Elk Inn, Tracy Road, Raymond Wright Way, Riddle Road, Joyce Road were all closed.

Moriah also had water mains rupture in the Mineville-Witherbee area.

“We have many without power,” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said Monday. “Residents were isolated due to wash outs on the Riddle Road, Bartlett Pond Road, Cookshaft Road, Mountain Spring Road, Chipmunk Street. We are now working to make these roads passable.

“Also had to evacuate Port Henry campsite the night of the storm,” he added. “Shelter was set up in Moriah Fire Department. Want to thank all of the town, county, village and state employees and also the fire departments and ambulance squad who worked hand-in-hand to get us through this. This is the worst disaster that I have ever experienced in my 23 years as supervisor.”

In Crown Point Creek Road and Corduroy Road were closed. Buck Mountain Road and Hogan Hill Road were damaged. In fact, Crown Point Supervisor Bethany Kosmider was stranded in her home by rising waters.

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