12 Vermont Towns Still Isolated by Flooding

Posted by jcashman

Courtesy of Associated Press

CHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials say a dozen towns around central and southern Vermont are still cut off, with washed out roads and bridges blocking access.


Gov. Peter Shumlin, Sen. Patrick Leahy and other officials are touring some of them by helicopter.

Chris Cole of the Agency of Transportation says towns in which all or part remain unreachable include Bennington, Cavendish, Chester, Granville, Killington, Ludlow, Mendon, Middletown Springs, Rochester, Stockbridge and Wilmington.

Meanwhile, state emergency officials are saying to call 511 — not 211 — for information about road closures. The 211 number is for shelter and other services.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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