OXFORD – Stephen and Mary Fazan say Moran Road was in good condition back in 2005 when they built their dream home at the northern end of it near county Rt. 32. The crane operator hired to set their modular in place told them it was in such good shape that he hesitated to damage it.
All that changed, however, when Chenango County’s record-breaking floods of 2006 caused the adjacent Glen Brook to overflow, taking the roadway’s surface and a culvert with it. Now, the couple say, their friends drive 8 to 10 miles out of the way to avoid the road’s muddy surface, ruts and potholes.
“We are so beside ourselves. We built a brand new home on a road that was in good condition and I’m now living on a road that’s dangerous. ... There’s practically no road left. It’s barely a car and a half wide in many places and a person could sink three feet off the edge,” Mary said Tuesday.