July 4, 2013 - Overnight Flooding

 

WATERBURY, VT – Heavy rain continued to hit areas of Vermont overnight.  State and local roads, particularly in the Braintree, Roxbury, Rochester, and Granville area were closed because of high water or washouts.

 

A swiftwater rescue team from Hartford was dispatched to Braintree for a home that was threatened by floodwaters.  After assessing the situation with local responders it was determined the safest course of action was to have the occupants of the home shelter in place as waters were receding.

 

Route 12A in Roxbury is currently closed due to a reported bridge out near Cram Hill road.

 

Route 100 from the Granville/Warren town line (mile marker 9.6 to mile marker 2.5) is closed.

 

A Flood Watch is in effect for Washington County until 7:30 this morning as the Mad River in the Waitsfield/Warren area is nearing flood stage.  As always, stay away from all flood waters and never drive over flooded roads.

 

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security re-activated the state Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury overnight to respond to any resource requests.  Representatives from the Agency of Transportation, State Police, and area search and rescue have been at the EOC to provide assistance to any town that needs resources.

 

Weather updates are posted on the DEMHS Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vermontemergencymanagement) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vemvt) pages.

 

National Weather Service Forecasts can be found at: www.weather.gov/btv

 

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