Photo by Mark Reiter

An emergency access road for Hillsboro is now open.

According to the Hillsboro Community News feed on Facebook, a gravel road was installed on Saturday for the community that has been relying on an old farm road since the community’s only paved road washed out following a freak rain storm on Sunday, September, 9.

A firetruck and ambulance have both tested it out and been in the neighborhood.

Accomack County, VDOT, Marshall’s Tree Service, Painter Volunteer Fire Company, and several others helped with the road.