News Releases

August 30, 2011

Storm Update 8/28/11 1700 New Shelter Location and Road Closures

Heavy rain is continuing in most areas of the state and will for several hours. Flash floods are occurring in all areas of the state and more are expected throughout the evening into Monday.

Several roads are covered with water or washed out. Motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads unless evacuating or you have a medical emergency. Emergency services are stretched thin and travel is difficult for them – you may not get help for a long time if you are in trouble.

If you are close to a river or stream and it is raining hard and water is rising evacuate early. Never drive or walk across flooded roads, a number of cars have been swept away on flooded roads. Call 2-1-1 or 5-1-1 for current road closures.

In the Rutland area: calls to Vermont State Police or Rutland City Police may experience a busy signal – keep trying as there is a high volume of calls, and do not call 911.

911 IS OPERATIONAL, CONTINUE TO CALL 911 IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY TO REPORT.

The town of Manchester has issued a boil water notice for residents due to a broken water main.

Several local and state roads are now closed:

Andover:

Route 11

Arlington:

Hill Farm Road

Dunham Road

Athens:

Route 121

Bolton:

Route 2

I-89 North at MM 71 has one lane closed due to a downed tree

Bradford:

Wright’s Hill Road

Route 5

Brattleboro:

Westgate Drive Bridge has damage

Route 9

Cavendish:

Route 131 at Whitesville Road

Chester:

Route 11

Route 103

Route 35

Ethan Allen Road

Smokeshire Road

Route 10

Church Street

Claerndon:

Creek Road

Concord:

Ladd Road

Corinth:

Route 25 by the School

Derby:

Route 105

East Montpelier:

Route 14

Fairlee:

Route 5

Grafton:

Route 121

Wrights Foot Bridge is washed out

Cambridgeport Road

Fisher Road

Bell Road

Granville:

Several

Guilford:

Guilford Center Road

Campbell Road

Slate Rock Road

River Road

Hale Road

Bonnyvale Road

Green River Road

Jelly Mill Road

Hancock:

Churchville Road

Hartford:

River Road

Huntington:

Sherman Hollow Road

Jamaica:

Route 30

Jericho:

Skunk Hollow Road

Ludlow:

Route 103

Route 100

Main Street

Lyndon:

Super Maple Road

Manchester:

River Road

Marlboro:

Augurhole Road

Adams Cross Road

Higly Hill Road

Grant Road

Butterfield Road

Mendon:

Wheelerville Road

Milton:

Interstate 89 guard rails starting to wash out near Lamoille River

Mount Holly:

Route 140 at 155

Newfane:

Baker Brook Road

Dover Road

Beattle Stone Bridge Road

Route 30

Newport:

Route 5

Northfield:

Union Brook Road

Water Street

Wheeler Road

Pittsfield/Stockbridge:

Route 100

Proctorsville:

Main Street

Randolph:

12A/Bear Hill Road

Howard Hill Road

Route 12

Readsboro:

Route 8

Readsboro Road

Ripton:

Route 5

Rochester:

Route 73

Rockingham:

Westminster Road

Roxbury:

Route 12A

Multiple others

Rutland:

Route 7 near McKinley Avenue

Saxton’s River:

Westminster West Road

McBride Bridge Road off Route 121

Shoreham:

Route 74

Multiple others

Shrewsbury:

Route 103

Cold River Road near Upper Cold River Road

Thetford:

Route 5

Townshend:

Route 35/Athens Road

Route 30

Underhill:

Poker Hill Road

Waitsfield:

Meadow Road

Route 100 north of Waitsfield School

Weathersfield:

Wellwood Orchard Road

Little Ascutney Road

Ascutney Basin Road

Route 131

Route 106

West Newbury:

Tyler Farm Road

West Windsor:

Yales Heights

Wilmington:

Route 100

Route 9

Windham:

Route 11

Winhall:

Mountain Road

Lower Taylor Hill Road

Snow Valley Road

Kendall Farm Road

Benson Fuller Road

River Road

Tollgate Road

Stratton View Road

Route 30

Upper Taylor at Pike’s Falls Road

Ameden Road

Lin Scott

Snowflake Lane

Sylvan Ridge at Snowflake Land

Woodford:

Route 9 Bridges

Woodstock:

White River Garage area/Route 4

There are likely more, 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

Enosburg Falls High School, 65 Dickenson Avenue

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 12:20:13