News Releases

February 25, 2016

12:30 p.m. Flood Update

Flood Warnings for several areas of Vermont are still in effect and the National Weather Service says that will continue into Friday for certain spots.

Several local and state roads have been closed throughout the day, many have reopened, other roads will likely close and re-open as river levels fluctuate. State road closures are being updated on VT Alert. Those updates can be sent directly to your cell phone or e-mail with a free account. Visit vtalert.gov to register.

Road closure information can also be found on 511vt.com and on social media.

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security activated the state Emergency Operations Center this morning to monitor conditions and work with other state agencies to assist communities. Swiftwater rescue teams have been deployed to Lyndonville to assist local responders with the evacuation of a mobile home park.

Municipalities that need additional assistance should contact DEMHS through established protocols.

For weather, road, or emergency updates sent directly to your e-mail or cell phone sign up for Vermont Alert at http://www.vtalert.gov.

Forecast information: www.weather.gov/btv or www.weather.gov/aly.

Monitor social media for additional information:

DEMHS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vermontemergencymanagement

DEMHS on Twitter: twitter.com/vemvt (@vemvt)

VTrans on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vtransontheroad

VTrans on Twitter: twitter.com/511vt (@511vt)

Media Contact: Mark Bosma, VT DEMHS: 802-839-6717

Source: Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Last Updated at: February 25, 2016 13:02:03