Southern Cayuga County works to rebound with nearly $4 million in flood damage

Driving down North Glen Haven Road in the town of Niles Wednesday, "for sale" signs dotted the southern part of the road, sandwiching a crew of Cayuga County Highway Department workers as they replaced a washed out culvert.

With the road bank caved in, and trees hanging precariously on the hillside up above, Doug and Kathy Sage walked up their driveway to see how the roadwork was going. The Sages live in Maryland, but they had been warned prior to coming that their vacation home on Skaneateles Lake had been involved in multiple problematic rainstorms.

The ditches along their driveway were about two feet deeper than usual, and there was about six inches of silt and sediment on their stairs and deck when they arrived. There's a new silt peninsula not far from their dock stretching into the lake. Other than that, they said, their biggest concern is the main roadway.

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