Rensselaer County roads damaged in July floods reopen

SAND LAKE – Two Rensselaer County roads damaged by flooding in July are now back open.

Around 10:30 Wednesday morning, traffic was finally allowed on a freshly repaved Taborton Road.

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The entire culvert on that road was destroyed in the floods.

The road was damaged to the point where there was a 30 to 40-foot gap.

Oak Hill Road, which connects Taborton Road, is also back open.

"Long time coming, and I’m so happy that we opened it a day before Thanksgiving, so we are giving thanks," said Sand Lake Supervisor Nancy Perry.

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These are the last two roads to be reopened since the storm in July.

Hear Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin explain all the work that had to be done to get to this point, by watching the video of Jonathan Hunter’s story.