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Catskills Road Reopens After Severe Storm Damage

Monday, December 05, 2011

Flooded road in the Catskills on Burnham Hollow Road after Hurricane Irene. Flooded road in the Catskills on Burnham Hollow Road after Hurricane Irene. (Courtesy of Rebecca Clarke)

A key road through the northern Catskill Mountains is set to reopen after being washed out by flooding from tropical storms Irene and Lee earlier this year.

A five-mile stretch of State Route 23 road was initially damaged by Irene in late August and then destroyed by Lee in early September. The rebuilt road, which cost $1.5 million, will reopen to traffic again Monday, officials said.

More than 400 stretches of roads and bridges were by damaged by flooding upstate, but only two remain closed.

Route 103 in Rotterdam Junction is expected to reopen in January and Route 42 in Lexington is set to open in February.

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