Monday Update: Roads Still Closed, But Repairs Underway
Road crews continued repair work on Monday after major flooding on Saturday made some roadways impassable. Emergency shelters in several towns remained open.
Some have called the damage worse than Tropical Storm Irene. Gov. Phil Scott made stops to the area on Sunday, including Thetford and Hartford, to assess damage.
Significant road damage remained on the Independence Day holiday. Help DailyUV update this list by sharing emergency information with email@example.com
Happy Valley Road in Taftsville suffered the most significant damage and it was closed as of Monday as repairs were being made.
An emergency evacuation was in place along Route 132 between Tucker Hill Road and the Strafford town line Saturday evening. Numerous roads remained closed when the highway crew concluded work at 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The highway crew continued working on Monday and urged drivers to be cautious. Many gravel roads were still one-way.
The emergency shelter remained opened at the school Monday due to overwhelming road damage. Call 603 795-2125 for information.
At 11 p.m. on Saturday, continued rain stalled attempts to repair significant road damage. The road crew waited for daylight to begin repairs but urged that all gravel roads were compromised.
By Sunday, a portion of Orfordville Road remained closed as the highway crew concluded work in the evening. The south of Baker Hill below Goose Pond Road was also closed. There was significant damages to some homes and property.
A Lyme resident shared these photos of Storrs Hill Lane, taken on Sunday.
Pomfret Road closed around 5:30 p.m. Saturday night, but was reopened by the highway crew around 7:30 p.m.
By Sunday, all of the roads were passable, but the highway crew said there was still significant damage on backroads and urged caution when driving at night.
Hartland Hill Road was damaged and Route 12 saw significant flooding. Erin Nichols shared these photos:
Erin R. Nichols photos
The Tunbridge fairgrounds flooded on Saturday and as a result the horse show that one of our bloggers mentioned was called off.
Brooke Donoghue provided this photo of the dam at the beginning of Spring Road:
Brooke Allison Donoghue photo
Marybeth Lang took this photo near Cilley Covered Bridge around 8 p.m. Saturday.
Marybeth Lang Photo
Connie Reimer of Truell Road shared the video below of her backyard. She said the road was washed away to the village on Saturday night.
The top of School Street closed on Saturday evening, as did the end of Hathaway Road past Tall Timbers. Neal Road also closed. Hartford Police said to stay off the roads Saturday evening as road crews work to clear dirt, rock and debris.
By Sunday, some roads started to open. Eric Chatterjee shared this photo of the open holes that remained on School Street on Sunday afternoon.
Eric Chatterjee photo
Vermont News has more updates.
Sherman Manning Pool was closed on Sunday due to flooding in the filtration room.
Route 4 between LaPlante Road and Moulton Ave closed on Saturday evening but reopened by Sunday morning.
Lou Minatti provided these photos of Turnpike Road in Norwich. Minatti said the road was impassable on Saturday in numerous places and most side bridges were washed out.
Lou Minatti photos
Ellen Kitchel photos