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August 30, 2011

Storm Update 8/28/11 1230

Flash flooding continues in areas of Vermont.

Heavy rain is heading north and the situation is expected to repeat itself in most counties of Vermont. If you live near a river or stream, please seek higher ground as soon as waters begin to rise. Rises are extremely quick in these storms.

Several local and state roads are now closed:

Arlington:

Hill Farm Road

Dunham Road

Bradford:

Wright’s Hill Road

Route 5

Brattleboro:

Westgate Drive Bridge has damage

Fairlee:

Route 5

Guilford:

Multiple

Huntington:

Sherman Hollow Road

Marlboro:

Augur Hill Road

Adams Cross Road

Higly Hill Road

Grant Road

Butterfield Road

Mount Holly

Route 155

Newfane:

Baker Brook Road

Dover Road

Readsboro:

Route 8

Route 100

Thetford:

Route 5

Townshend:

Route 35/Athens Road

Wilmington

Route 100

Route 9

Winhall:

Mountain Road

Lower Taylor Hill Road

Jericho:

Skunk Hollow

West Newbury:

Tyler Farm Road

Guilford:

Guilford Center Road

Campbell road

Slate Rock Road

Newfane:

Beattle Stone Bridge Road

Route 30

Newport:

Route 5

East Montpelier:

Route 14 at Stoney Corners

Ludlow

Route 103

Route 100

Main Street

Shrewsbury:

Route 103b

Rockingham:

Westminster Road

Derby:

Route 105

Milton:

Interstate 89 guard rails starting to wash out near Lamoille River

There are likely more around the state, please respect all detours.

If you see water rising it is best to evacuate early before it is ordered.

The town of Dover reports five roads are washed out and the town is opening two shelters: one at the Summit Hotel at Mt. Snow and one at the Dover Elementary School.

Red Cross Shelter locations:

Brattleboro, VT – Brattleboro Union High School – Fairground Road

Bennington, VT – Mt. Anthony Union Middle School – 747 East Road

Springfield, VT – Springfield High School -- 303 South Street

Hartford, VT – Hartford High School – 37 Highland Avenue

Rutland, VT – Rutland High School – 22 Stratton Road

Barre, VT – Barre Auditorium

St. Johnsbury, VT – The St. Johnsbury School – 257 Western Avenue

St. Albans, VT – St. Albans Town Education Center – 169 South Main Street

Known local shelters:

Dover – Mt. Snow Resort and Dover Elementary School

Jamaica – Masonic Hall on Route 30

Wardsboro – Town Hall

Some other communities may also open their own shelter; call your town or city office to see if there is one nearer to your home.

The public can call 2-1-1 for shelter and other information.

Media with questions can call Mark Bosma, Vermont Emergency Management Public Information Officer at 800-347-0488.

Source: Vermont Emergency Management
Last Updated at: August 30, 2011 12:16:56