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State surveys flood infrastructure damage in Montpelier

MONTPELIER - Vermont emergency management officials are surveying the damage caused by last Friday's flooding of the Winooski River in the capital region of Montpelier. Estimated property loses, including road destruction, will run in the millions of dollars, according to early state estimates.

In a collaborative effort to keep the traveling public safe and the citizens informed, fire departments in the capital region urge people to use extreme caution and patience while navigating the roadways in and around affected areas.

Over the coming days and weeks, highway crews will be working on affected areas, some delays and detours are likely.

Below is a list of damaged roads from the May 27 flooding:

(Note: Roads not listed are open as of June 2.)

Coburn Road: Closed to through traffic; safe for residential one-way use; very rough on the Route 14 side.

Clark Road: Closed to through traffic; safe for residential traffic from Barre Town side with dead end just beyond Pickel residence; no access from East Hill due to complete road washout at first culvert; culvert needs hydraulic study.

Hammett Hill Road: Closed to through traffic; safe for residential one-way use; proceed with extreme caution; extremely hazardous near Route 14.

Kelton Road: Closed to through traffic; safe for one-way residential use; proceed with caution.

Quaker Road: Open but one lane only near Brown residence; proceed with caution.

Brazier Road: Closed to through traffic; safe for residential use from Towne Hill Road to washout and from Center Road to washout; proceed with extreme caution.

Muddy Brook Road: Closed.

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