Northern VT Roads Closed Due to Flooding

VT Department of Public Safety News Release
Date:
5/24/13

Contact:
Vermont Department of Public Safety
(800) 347-0488
Time:
4:00 a.m.

Several Vermont Roads Closed Due to Flooding

WATERBURY – Rainfall throughout Vermont has caused a number of waterways to spill their banks overnight. As a result, a number of roads have been flooded and closed.

Jericho, Underhill, Cambridge, Essex, and surrounding towns have reported the greatest damage so far.

Local and state roads in the area are closed due to water over travel lanes, including Route 15 between Sand Hill Road in Essex and Route 104 in Cambridge (with limited access to residents and businesses).

Motorists are asked to find alternate routes, respect all road closures and detours, and to NEVER drive across a flooded road. A list of road closures is below.

The National Weather Service says rain will continue through daybreak on Friday. Flood Warnings continue for areas of northern Vermont.

Known state and local road closures (not all local roads reported):

Essex
Route 15 between Sand Hill Road and Route 104 in Cambridge

Jericho
Fitzimons Road
Alpine Road
Brookside Lane
Willow Lane
Palmer Lane
Raceway Road
Hirams Crossing

Underhill
Poker Hill
Irish Settlement
Page Road
North Underhill Station Road
River Road
Kelly Road
Butler Road
805 Route 15
Daudelin Road
Page Road
696 Irish Settlement Road
Maple Ridge
Tupper Road
Gertz Road
Briar Patch
Hawk Ridge Road

Westford
128 and Route 15 from Essex

Cambridge
Williamson Road
Lower Pleasant Valley Road

A number of other state and local roads are expected to be impacted as the rain continues. Drivers should respect road closures and detours.

The Vermont Department of Public Safety also encourages everyone to stay safe during floods by staying clear of any rising waters and to never drive across a flooded roadway.

A flooded road could mask a road washout or swift undercurrent that could wash you or your vehicle away. Take the extra time and use designated detours.

National Weather Service Burlington: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/btv/

For road conditions call 5-1-1 or visit 511vt.com.

For personal assistance and resources call 2-1-1; 2-1-1 is a service of the United Way.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris Sluicer on May 24, 2013 at 04:57

    The bird never sleeps

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