News Releases

May 06, 2011

Friday Morning Flooding Update

Vermont Agency of Transportation road crews continue to work to stabilize Route 2 from Milton to South Hero. Route 2 still has water on the road and is one lane. Traffic is backed up on the road so motorists are asked to only travel to the Lake Champlain Islands if necessary.

VTrans is marshalling resources to install barriers and fill to raise the road and keep water off travel lanes. Travel may be down to one lane at times to accommodate truck movements for the road improvement operations.

Travelers on Route 78 between Swanton to Alburgh should also proceed with caution. Water from Lake Champlain is approaching the road and has spilled over into travel lanes in spots. This road has no guardrail and has a steep embankment on one side of the road. Vtrans is adding reflective posts and armoring the west side of the road to protect the travel lanes from high water.

Route 129 in Alburgh has also been closed off and on due to debris on the road.

These roads are being closely watched by VTrans staff and law enforcement and will be closed if necessary. Notification will precede any road closure.

For all road closures and travel information, please visit www.511vt.com (updated throughout the day between 7am – 6pm).

Other resources:

www.vem.vermont.gov – links to flooding tips and resources.

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfobtv: Northern Vermont River Gauges

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfoaly: Southern Vermont River Gauges

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/btv/: Forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service

Source: Vermont Emergency Management
Last Updated at: May 06, 2011 13:06:35