Archive - Sep 2011
ADDISON COUNTY — State officials investigating a Route 7 crash involving two tractor-trailers last week said both semis and both drivers involved were violating laws. Vermont State Police and inspectors from the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit noted 13 driver violations and 9 equipment violations related to the condition of the trucks at the time of the crash.
BRANDON — The heart of Brandon was devastated by a disastrous flood Sunday as rains from Tropical Storm Irene caused the Neshobe River to overflow and rage through the downtown.
Hundreds of roads and dozens of bridges around Vermont were washed out during the storm, which brought seven or more inches of rain to the state in a day’s time. The event is the worst natural disaster to hit the Green Mountain State since the flood of 1927.
RIPTON/MIDDLEBURY — In a scene somewhat reminiscent of the flooding of August 2008, Route 125 from East Middlebury to Ripton experienced washouts in three locations as Tropical Storm Irene ripped through Addison County Sunday.
In one location, the Middlebury River took out a swath of guardrail, noted Ripton Selectman Richard Collitt.
LINCOLN — The mountain town of Lincoln was hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene on Sunday with floods closing many roads, including the main connector with Bristol (see story on Page 1A).
Town officials this week said the massive amounts of water flowing through town raised questions about one important piece of local infrastructure — the Gove Hill Bridge — and put to rest worries about another — Burnham Hall.
VERGENNES — Northlands Job Corps has a new interim director who after three weeks in Vergennes has already acted to address the center’s stagnant national rankings and Vergennes officials’ concerns about student behavior.