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Live updates: Caledonia County flood warning remains, police name man who died in Peacham

Published July 11, 2024 at 8:38 PM EDT

Important safety information:

  • Shelters are open in Barre (Barre Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill) and St. Johnsbury (St. Johnsbury School, 257 Western Ave.).
  • Respect road closures and do not attempt to drive or walk across flooded areas.
  • Rivers are running fast and contain debris. They are unsafe for swimming and recreation.

Links to key resources:

Flash flooding has caused "extensive" damage in Vermont, state officials say, and it will take some time to understand the full scope.

Storms dumped as much as 6 inches of rain. There was some main stem river flooding in addition to flash flooding.

Barre, Plainfield, Richmond, Bolton, Williamstown, Barton, St. Johnsbury and Groton are among the towns impacted.

The storms fell on the one-year anniversary of last year's devastating floods, adding to the emotional toll.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Scott will host flood update press conference Friday morning

Posted July 12, 2024 at 8:26 AM EDT

Gov. Phil Scott has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. Friday to provide rescue and recovery updates.

You can tune in here at 10 a.m., or find it on Vermont Public's main radio and TV channels. You can also find it on Gov. Scott's Facebook page.

As waters recede, road closures and some power outages continue

Posted July 12, 2024 at 7:23 AM EDT

Major river gauges, including the Lamoille River in Johnson, the Winooski River in Essex Junction and the Passumpsic River in Barnet all crested overnight and have since dropped several feet.

An orange "road closed sign" and four orange cones sit at the end of a paved road that then turns into gravel.
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Poor Farm Road in South Burlington was closed at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2024. Dozens of roads across Vermont remain closed as of Friday morning.

Dozens of state roads in the northern half of Vermont remain closed.

That list includes Route 15 in Johnson and Cambridge, Route 5 in St. Johnsbury, Route 122 in Lyndon, Route 2 in Plainfield, and route 302 in Barre.

Less than 300 customers are without power in the state.

Some major rivers remain high, but waters begin to recede

Posted July 12, 2024 at 7:14 AM EDT

Water levels in some major rivers remain high but have begun to recede.

The Winooski River reached major flood stage at Essex Junction Thursday night, reaching nearly 20.5 feet at 7 p.m. Major flood stage is 18 feet.

Currently, the river is in a moderate flood stage, with forecasters predicting flood conditions to subside Friday evening.

Brown water fills in space between trees and buildings. It's moving so fast it's creating white froth in some areas.
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The Winooski River at Essex Junction Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4:05 p.m. The river reached over 20 feet in Essex Junction Thursday night — major flooding stage is 18 feet.

The Lamoille River in Jeffersonville is also in moderate flood stage Friday morning.

The Barton River near Coventry is in minor flood stage, with forecasters not expecting that to change into the weekend.

The Passumpsic River reached major flood stage Thursday night, reaching over 21 feet — major flood stage is 19 feet.

Flood conditions are forecasted to dissipate Friday afternoon.

Brown waters seep around poles, trees, signs and houses, seen from above.
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The Passumpsic River along Route 5 in St. Johnsbury Thursday, July 11, 2024 around 4 p.m. The river reached major flood stage Thursday night, and flood conditions are expected to dissipate Friday evening.

And the Connecticut River at Wells River currently sits in a minor flood stage.

That's according to the National Water Prediction Service.

Pet advocates hope to rescue animals displaced in floods by drone

Posted July 11, 2024 at 8:22 PM EDT

In the Plainfield and Barre areas, many dogs and cats have been displaced due to flooding.

Staff with Central Vermont Canine Recovery and Four Paws Inn have banded together to help locate and shelter lost pets. Four Paws is also sheltering pets for owners whose homes have been impacted by flooding.

Courtney Hearty, who works with Central Vermont Canine Recovery, said they’re using the help of a drone service to search for lost pets from above.

“He’s just gonna start flying around the area and as we find, you know, pets roaming, we will try to reconnect them with their owners and try to recover them if possible.”

Hearty said they’ve located roaming pets already.

“We’re being inundated with lost dogs and we just wanted a way to reach out and help people recover them,” Hearty added.

Central Vermont Canine Recovery has a form on their Facebook page where people can report missing or found animals.

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Peacham man died after UTV was swept away in flood water

Posted July 11, 2024 at 5:44 PM EDT

Dylan Kempton, a 33-year-old-man from Peacham, is believed to be the first fatality from this week's flooding.

Rescue crews noticed a UTV on its side in the water in South Peacham Brook late Wednesday evening, and just before midnight, discovered the body of a deceased man a little upstream, according to state police.

Kempton was driving his UTV home from Peacham Corners on Wednesday evening when a culvert breached, sending water rushing over the road and sweeping away the UTV, police said.

Crews recovered Kempton's body Thursday morning. An autopsy is pending.

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State sets up Crisis Cleanup hotline, organizes volunteers

Posted July 11, 2024 at 5:43 PM EDT

People who need help cleaning up after the floods can call the state's Crisis Cleanup line at 802-242-2054.

Vermont Emergency Management said Thursday afternoon that the line was active.

Volunteers can sign up at vermont.gov/volunteer or go through local groups.

If you want to donate to flood recovery through the state, you can call 888-653-7715 or email donations@vermont.gov.

The state encourages cash donations as the most efficient way to help, and says to contact local organizations like food shelves and other charities with any questions about donating items such as food, clothing and household items.

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All eyes on Winooski, Passumpsic rivers

Posted July 11, 2024 at 5:11 PM EDT

Rivers in two areas are still very high.

The Winooski River at Essex Junction was at 20.48 feet as of 7:30 p.m. — major flood stage is 18 feet.

A river churns
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The Winooski River at Essex Junction Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4:05 p.m.
A road and adjacent crop field is partially covered with floodwaters.
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North Williston Road in Essex was covered with floodwaters at about 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

The Passumpsic River was a hair under 20 feet as of 8:15 p.m. — major flood stage is 19 feet.

Caledonia County is under a flood warning until the early morning hours on Friday.

NWS Burlington said flooded roads are expected to isolate towns like East Burke, West Burke, Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury. And homes and businesses on Route 5 along the Passumpsic River from Lyndonville to St. Johnsbury are expected to flood.

Route 5 through St. Johnsbury Center along the Passumpsic River at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.
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Route 5 through St. Johnsbury Center along the Passumpsic River at 4 p.m. Thursday.

More than 50 rescued in Lyndonville area

Posted July 11, 2024 at 4:46 PM EDT

More than 50 people were rescued from flooded homes and cars around Lyndonville on Thursday, and an active search was underway for a driver in the area, according to Vermont’s public safety commissioner.

Floodwater from the Passumpsic River rose in the early hours of Thursday morning while many were sleeping, and had not receded as of the afternoon.

“A couple of our trailer parks had water coming through the floorboards and that’s what woke people up,” said Patrick McLaughlin, the assistant chief at Lyndonville Fire Department. “So we got a couple of 911 calls from those individuals and then a lot of rescues from homes.”

At one point, more than five swift water teams were actively making rescues, including first responders from New Hampshire and across Vermont.

Most roads into town were impassable as of Thursday afternoon, including Route 5.

“This is probably a record-breaking flood event for the town of Lyndon and the surrounding communities,” McLaughlin said. “We kind of knew this was going to be smaller spread [than last year], but intense in those areas, and we drew the short straw on this one.”

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As waters start to recede, Johnson community members recall last year’s damage

Posted July 11, 2024 at 4:03 PM EDT

As the Lamoille River continued to rise into early afternoon on Thursday, people in Johnson village were on edge.

Ron Andress and Melissa Wright live right where Main Street meets Railroad Street with Wright's 80-year-old mother. They were flooded out last summer and had to live in a motel room for a month while their apartment was fixed up.

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Ron Andress and Melissa Wright live where Main Street meets Railroad Street. Last summer, they were flooded out of their apartment and had to live in a motel room for a month.

Wright has been searching for somewhere else to rent, but they can't find anything they can afford.

"It's very tough,” she said. “I've been looking for months to get out of here," she said. "Just because of this fear of flooding is so much. And there's nothing, unless you can afford $2,500, $3,000 a month. Rent is outrageous."

Wright has lived in Vermont for 36 years and raised her kids here. But she said after three floods in a year, she'd leave Vermont to get away from the stress of living through another. This time, it looked as though their apartment wouldn't flood.

However, the old Sterling Market flooded at about midday.

David Camley lives on Main Street. The basement of the building he lives in flooded last year. His apartment smelled like fuel oil for weeks after.

A man wearing sunglasses, a blue tshirt, jeans and black sneakers sits on cement stairs leading up to a green door. There's a red container sitting next to him.
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David Camley said the basement of the building he lives in flooded last year, causing his apartment to smell like fuel oil for weeks.

Camley said today was hard for the town, but he loves it there and wants to stay — though he sorely misses the Sterling Market.

"Johnson is a nice place,” he said. “And the people here, they do come together when there's something like this going on. Everybody pulls together and helps everybody, food, or whatever they need."

The Lamoille River in Johnson crested at about 1 p.m. on Thursday at 17.82 feet.

According to town officials, this makes today's flooding the fourth highest water level on record.

River levels are higher than they were in December, but well below where they were during last July's destructive floods.

The town will be making pizzas at Legion Field at 6 p.m. "Hopefully this is one small way to ease anxiety as waters begin to recede," officials said.

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Shelter opens in St. Johnsbury

Posted July 11, 2024 at 3:25 PM EDT

The American Red Cross opened a disaster shelter Thursday afternoon at the St. Johnsbury School at 257 Western Ave. Pets are welcome.

The group had already set up a shelter in Barre which served about 30 people Wednesday night.

There is also a shelter at Williamstown Middle/High School (120 Hebert Rd.), according to Vermont Emergency Management.

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The latest on river levels

Posted July 11, 2024 at 2:35 PM EDT
Brown water fills in space between densely-packed green trees.
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The Lamoille River at the Wrong Way Bridge on Route 15 in Cambridge around 10:41 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Several rivers reached a major flood designation by Thursday afternoon. River levels are expected to crest this afternoon, if they haven’t already, according to the National Water Prediction Service.

The Lamoille River at Johnson – 17.82 feet as of 1:30 p.m.

Extensive flooding is expected from Hardwick through Morrisville, Johnson, Jeffersonville and Cambridge.

Just before noon, waters were seen rising along lower Main Street, including the post office, the old liquor store and former Sterling Market. The town’s sewer treatment plant and homes on Lendway Lane are expected to flood, according to predictions from the National Weather Service.

By early afternoon, Route 15 was closed from Johnson to Jeffersonville, and areas of the road are expected to be inundated with several feet of deep water in Cambridge.

The Passumpic River in Lyndonville - 19.79 feet as of 1:15 p.m.

The Passumpsic River had reached major flood stage and was still rising Thursday afternoon, with widespread flooding expected in Lyndonville and Saint Johnsbury Center, including homes and businesses along Route 5, both north and south of Lyndonville and into Saint Johnsbury, along with flooding at Joes Brook.

The Winooski River at Essex Junction - 18.69 ft as of 12:30 p.m.

The Winooski River downstream of Richmond reached the major flood stage designation and was still rising Thursday afternoon, with widespread flooding expected from Jonesville down through Lake Champlain.

The National Weather Service predicts water will cover Bridge Street in Richmond, North Williston Road in Williston and Essex, Poor Farm Road in South Burlington and Williston, Pine Island Road in Colchester, and the Burlington Intervale will be inundated.

Other major rivers have already peaked:

  • The Winooski River in Waterbury reached just below major flood stage in the early morning hours, when high water was expected to reach properties on Randall Street, Foundry Street and Route 2 crossing Thatcher Brook, and flood Rowe Field, along with low-lying parking lots at the Waterbury State Office Complex. In Richmond, Bridge Street near the Round Church and the public park were expected to flood as well.

  • The Mad River near Moretown reached major flood stageearly Thursday morning, when several feet of water were expected to cover Route 100 in Moretown and sections of Route 100B.

  • The Wells River reached moderate flood stage early this morning, when water was expected to reach Routes 302 in Groton, South Ryegate, and Wells River.

Some scattered showers should move through the area throughout the day, but it shouldn’t make flooding worse. More widespread rains are expected early next week, which could cause more flooding.

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Plainfield assesses damage after rescues, evacuations

Posted July 11, 2024 at 2:34 PM EDT

In Plainfield, many people remain isolated after key bridges and roads were damaged.

The town also saw parts of buildings wash away after many evacuated their homes.

Andy Hebert, with the Plainfield Fire and Rescue Department, said they spent Wednesday night getting to people who needed help.

“We had one lady that we had to get to last night and they had to break the window and pull her out through the window, and then I think her house went away,” he said.

Hebert said Plainfield's water plant was damaged by the flooding. The town is working on bringing in clean drinking water.

Burlington's Intervale closed due to flooding

Posted July 11, 2024 at 1:16 PM EDT

The Intervale Center is closed to the public until further notice, according to a message on its website. A Summervale event that was planned for this evening is also canceled.

In an email this morning, Intervale community garden members were told not to go to the Intervale, and that, at the time, flood levels in the area were expected to peak this evening, inundating the area with floodwaters.

Two people lift a large whit crate out of muddy grass while it rains.
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Andy Jones, Intervale Community Farm manager, and a farm employee haul crates to fill with vegetables on the morning of Thursday, July 11, in preparation for rising floodwaters in the area.

As of 12:30 p.m., the Winooski River near Essex Junction had reached the major flooding stage, according to the National Water Prediction Service.

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Peacham death may be tied to floods

Posted July 11, 2024 at 1:05 PM EDT

A man in Peacham was found dead in a vehicle, according to state officials. Public Safety Commissioner Jennifer Morrison said the death appeared to be weather-related, but the cause of death has not been confirmed.

“We believe it is a male from Peacham who was outside in a vehicle — I’ll say it’s an ATV, but I don’t know exactly the nature of the vehicle — and was swept away by a stream or other type of floodwater that, the current became too swift,” Morrison said.

Rescues, road closures continue

Posted July 11, 2024 at 12:46 PM EDT

There is an active search underway for a missing driver and vehicle near Lyndonville, according to Jennifer Morrison, Vermont’s public safety commissioner. Multiple roads in the Lyndonville area, including parts of U.S. Route 5, are closed due to flooding.

Morrison told Vermont Edition’s Mikaela Lefrak that drivers should stay aware of road closures and not try to drive around barriers or into flooded roadways.

As of 11 a.m., Morrison said there had been 118 people rescued due to flooding. She said 15 household pets were also rescued.

For more information about road closures, see NewEngland511.org.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Phil Scott discusses flood response

Posted July 11, 2024 at 10:00 AM EDT

Gov. Phil Scott and other state officials are holding a briefing on the state's flood response starting shortly after 10 a.m.

The player above will carry the briefing as soon as it begins. You can also tune in live on Vermont Public's main radio and TV channels, or on Scott's Facebook page.

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Apartment building washed away in Plainfield

Posted July 11, 2024 at 9:58 AM EDT
Yellow caution tape blocks of a dirt area where a tree has fallen down, and a large crater has formed from water washing through. A gray building sits near the damage.
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Heartbreak Hotel in Plainfield is taped off after sliding into flood waters Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Flood waters washed away much of an apartment building in Plainfield known locally as the Heartbreak Hotel.

All of the people who lived there are safe but lost everything, said Shannon Alexander, a friend of one of the Heartbreak Hotel residents.

"Literally, three-quarters of the building is just gone," said Plainfield resident Amy Lester, who used to live in the building.

Flooding also washed away two bridges in Plainfield and took out at least one water line, and possibly a sewer line, said Tristan MacGregor-Stewart, chief operator of the Plainfield Water and Sewer Department.

"This is the worst that we've seen it. This is worse than Irene," said Town Clerk and Treasurer Bram Towbin. "There are many people isolated. I think every bridge on Brook Road is wiped out."

Jane Bradley said she had gone upstairs in her home to pack a bag Wednesday night when the water rose.

"By the time I got down the stairs, the water was lapping up against this front door, and our back deck was gone," Bradley said. "The water was coming so fast that we, like, kind of realized, we're not getting out. There's no way."

Bradley's 1820s-era house had water in the basement Thursday but stood strong. The backyard, which had just been restored and replanted, was demolished.

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Richmond resident frustrated by lack of evacuation notice

Posted July 11, 2024 at 9:48 AM EDT
Brown water covers a paved road and surrounds a bright yellow house. An orange safety cone sits in the middle of the water.
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For a third time in a year, the Winooski River jumped its banks and has flooded the Volunteers Green in Richmond, as seen here from Bridge Street on Thursday morning.

As early as 7 a.m. Thursday, a stream of people and cars wandered down Bridge Street in Richmond, where for a third time in a year, brown waters covered the Volunteers Green, the road, and the bottoms of houses.

In one of those houses was Amy Channell, who said unlike the past couple flooding events, no one from the town knocked on their doors or called to get them to evacuate.

And while Channell said she didn't feel in danger, she and many of her neighbors woke up to find they were trapped because the water rose so high overnight. And that left her feeling frustrated.

"I can't knock on the fire department because I don't do their job," Channell said, noting that she heard they were busy with other emergencies in town. But: "If the past two times we had them check in on us, what was different about this one?"

Town Clerk Linda Parent said she felt very sorry for the families who were most impacted, and had their houses flooded. She noted that one family evacuated an older couple yesterday in anticipation, and the town removed loose items from the Volunteers Green so they wouldn't be washed down river.

"I think we all have to expect it now," Parent said. "Any time we get big rainy situations like this, I think everybody has to be prepared that we might get flooded."

In addition to Bridge Street and the Volunteers Green, portions of Route 2, roads in Jonesville and Stage Road were closed Thursday morning. Parent said the fire department had been out since before midnight Wednesday, and that people on Red Barn Lane needed to be rescued.

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Exit 11 on I-89 south in Richmond at 9:24 a.m. on July 11, 2024.

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Lamoille River still rising in Johnson, receding in Wolcott

Posted July 11, 2024 at 9:21 AM EDT

As of 9 a.m., the Wolcott Fire Department said the Lamoille River had crested there and water was receding from flooded roads. Floodwaters were receding around the same time from Route 15 in Morristown.

Downstream in Johnson, the Johnson Fire Department has since issued a flood warning for the village. They are asking residents to follow the town website at townofjohnson.com for updates. The Lamoille River is continuing to rise, and faster than expected.

As of 8:30 a.m., the Lamoille River was high in Cambridge and Jeffersonville, but no flooding had been reported in the villages.

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Community organizers activate in Barre

Posted July 11, 2024 at 9:12 AM EDT

A group that formed in Barre after last year's devastating flooding is once again mobilizing volunteers and coordinating aid.

Barre Up plans to distribute recovery supplies from City Hall on Thursday, according to a press release. The supplies include water pumps, sump pumps, hoses and fuel.

Food and water will be distributed at the Rainbow Bridge Community Center at 81 North Main Street.
 
Organizers say the relationships built in the last year are enabling a quick response this year.

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Lamoille Valley Rail Trail closed

Posted July 11, 2024 at 9:08 AM EDT

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is fully closed as state crews assess flood damage, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

The 93-mile recreational trail had been hit hard by last year's floods, just days before its planned grand opening celebration. Construction crews restored it for this year's season.

A photo posted online Thursday morning shows water covering the trail in Hardwick.

Gov. Phil Scott to hold flood briefing at 10 a.m.

Posted July 11, 2024 at 8:32 AM EDT

Gov. Phil Scott and other state officials will hold a briefing on the ongoing flooding at 10 a.m., according to the governor's office.

Vermont Public will livestream the briefing here. It will also be available on Scott's Facebook page.

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Road closures in western Chittenden County

Posted July 11, 2024 at 7:49 AM EDT

Multiple roads are closed in Chittenden County, according to reports posted on NewEngland511.org:

  • In Essex, Route 128 is closed between Weed Road and Route 15.
  • In Jericho, Route 117 is closed near Barber Farm Road and there is a washout.
  • In Richmond, Route 2 is closed between the interstate and the village due to high water.
  • In Hinesburg, Route 116 is closed due to high water between Route 2A and CVU Road, and also south of town from about Buck Hill Road to Gilman and Beecher Hill roads.
  • In Williston, North Williston Road is closed.
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Rainfall totals as of 6 a.m.

Posted July 11, 2024 at 6:50 AM EDT

Here are rainfall totals as of 6 a.m. shared by Mark Breen, meteorologist with the Eye on the Sky at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury:

  • Hinesburg 6.57 inches
  • Port Henry, New York 5.62 inches
  • St. Johnsbury 5.03 inches
  • Monkton 4.91 inches
  • Starksboro 4.64 inches
  • Charlotte 4.58 inches
  • North Stratford, New Hampshire 4.5 inches
  • Sutton 4.35 inches
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Stowe police warn of road closures, debris

Posted July 11, 2024 at 6:47 AM EDT

Stowe Police are warning of hazardous conditions on local roads.

"If you do not need to be driving on the roads, please do not," Stowe Police said in a Thursday morning news release. "There is debris and water on the roads, many roads are undermined."

The following roads are closed:

  • The Mountain Road (Route 108) at Top Notch Resort ("there is no uphill or downhill travel at this point")
  • Moscow Road at Barrows Road, closing access to Nebraska Valley Road
  • Nebraska Valley Road beyond the town gravel pit
  • Percy Hill Road in area of 215 Percy Hill is closed completely
  • Gold Brook Road from Gold Brook Circle to Stowe Hollow Road
  • Dewey Hill Road closed from Gold Brook Road to Ayers Farm
  • North Hollow Road above Bryan Road is closed
  • West Hill Road between Mayo Farm Road and Route 100
  • Moscow Road closed from Route 100 to River Road
  • Bouchard Road
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River levels as of 6:30 a.m.

Posted July 11, 2024 at 6:37 AM EDT

As of 6:30 a.m.,

  • The Lamoille River at Johnson has reached the minor flood stage.
  • The Winooski River at Waterbury is on the cusp of major flooding.
  • The Mad River near Moretown reached major flooding this morning but is now in a moderate flood stage.
  • The Passumpsic River is dealing with moderate flooding.
  • The Wells River peaked with moderate flooding but is currently in a minor flood stage.

The National Water Prediction Service provides the latest forecasts and water levels for specific rivers.

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High water closes roads around St. Johnsbury

Posted July 10, 2024 at 10:46 PM EDT

Route 2 is closed due to high water at the intersection with Route 18 in St. Johnsbury, according to a post Wednesday night on the road closure website NewEngland511.org.

Route 5 is also closed at County Hill Road, near the St. Johnsbury and Barnet town line.

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The latest flood forecasts

Posted July 10, 2024 at 10:09 PM EDT

The latest river forecasts predict moderate river flooding in the areas of Moretown and Essex Junction, among other impacts.

  • The Mad River near Moretown is expected to crest at about 2 a.m. and flood local roads and Route 100.
  • In Waterbury and Richmond, the Winooski River isexpected to flood properties on several streets, along with a public park and low-lying fields.
  • In Montpelier, several roads are expected to flood, and low lying fields and farmland will be inundated.
  • In the Burlington area, low-lying roads along the Winooski River are expected to flood Thursday evening, including streets in Essex, Richmond, South Burlington and Colchester. The Burlington Intervale is expected to be inundated, and there will be widespread field flooding from Jonesville to Lake Champlain.
  • The Ausable River in the Adirondacks is expected to flood roads and fields in Jay and Keene, New York.
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Route 2 in Marshfield is closed due to high water

Posted July 10, 2024 at 9:53 PM EDT

High water has closed Route 2 in Marshfield from Hollister Hill Road to Nasmith Brook Road, according to a post on NewEngland511.org updated at about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday.

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Williamstown village is being evacuated

Posted July 10, 2024 at 9:49 PM EDT

Williamstown Village is being evacuated, and Route 14 is closed there due to flooding, according to a post at about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday night on the road closure site NewEngland511.org.

A shelter is open at Williamstown Middle/High School at 120 Herbert Rd., according to Vermont Emergency Management.

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Barre City flooding cuts off Routes 62, 14

Posted July 10, 2024 at 9:44 PM EDT

There is no access to Barre City via Route 62 or Route 14, according to road closure website New England 511.

Vermont 62 is closed to all traffic between Berlin and Barre City due to flooding in Barre City, according to a post as of about 8:30 p.m.

Vermont 14 is closed to all traffic from about Hope Cemetery down into the city.

Find updated road closure information at newengland511.org/region/Vermont

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Hardwick Police warn of flash flooding on Route 15

Posted July 10, 2024 at 9:31 PM EDT

People should avoid Route 15 between Hardwick and Danville, Hardwick Police wrote in an email to media just after 7 p.m. There is flash flooding just east of Brown Farm Road.

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Shelters open in Barre and Williamstown

Posted July 10, 2024 at 9:29 PM EDT

The American Red Cross has opened a disaster shelter in Barre for people displaced by today's storms.

The shelter opened Wednesday evening at the Barre City Auditorium at 16 Auditorium Hill, according to a press release.

People are encouraged to bring essential items, such as medications, extra clothing, chargers for electronic devices, pillows, blankets and hygiene supplies. There are provisions for managing pets at the shelter.

Another shelter is open at Williamstown Middle/High School at 120 Herbert Rd., according to Vermont Emergency Management.

To be connected to resources or additional information, call 211.