According to Glenn Herrin, Marlboro’s emergency management director, the town celebrated recovery Dec. 3, 2011.
“Marlboro held a celebration thanking the road crew, which did some Herculean work to reopen all the roads by mid-October,” he said.
While Marlboro is a mountain town, it still was hit hard by the storm, with damage estimates close to $1 million. With widespread road washouts, power and phone line damage and parts of Route 9 and Augur Hole Road completely eroded, much of the town was isolated for days, and a few homes were isolated for weeks.
Two wedding parties were stranded in the town because of road closures. One house in town was destroyed and a few others sustained water damage. One business, Marlboro Collision, was destroyed, but has been rebuilt and is open.
All roads and bridges in town were open by mid-October, and the roads could support normal traffic by mid-November.
“The quality and speed of the work the contractors and town highway department performed cannot be overstated,” says Herrin.