NORWICH – With record flooding gone by and the daunting aftermath still evident, Town of Norwich road crews have been working to ease the concerns of traveling locals, restoring damaged roads and preparing for the winter season.
Communities across the southern regions of New York were devastated by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. The Town of Norwich, however, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the horrific damage seen in surrounding areas was not of the same degree locally. The township has seen few traces of damage since the flooding in September and officials expect they’ll stay within the restraints of the annual budget.
The Town of Norwich is commonly budgeted for $40,000 to $60,000 to repair road damages. This year, working with FEMA, the town has estimated damages to be nearly $50,000 – an estimate that seven-year town Supervisor David C. Law claimed is not surprising.