Monthly Archives: March 2011

Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of March 14

This week’s Vermont Local Roads Toolbox Safety Talk takes a look at portable generator safety. Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of March 14, 2011 This video clip offers a breakdown of the major safety hazards associated with using a portable generator.

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Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of March 7

With the record-setting snowstorm that affected Central and Northern Vermont this week, this week’s Toolbox Safety Talk provides general snow removal safety tips for operating a snow blower and shoveling. Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of March 7  

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Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY Ferry Service Suspended

Lake Champlain Transportation has shut down the Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY Ferry due to ice. Service will resume when the ice melts. Plan your travel accordingly.

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River Water Levels

The National Weather Service provides an interactive tool on its Vermont website to view readings of river levels around the state. Access the tool here. Click on a marker on the map to be taken to the data screen. The page … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Flagging Workshop in Berlin Rescheduled

Tomorrow’s (Thursday, March 10) Work Zones & Flagging workshop in Berlin has been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, April 20. Both the AM and PM sessions will be held at the same times (7:30 to 11:30 AM, 12:00-4:00 PM) and location (Suzanna’s Restaurant). We … Continue reading

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Cleaning up from the big storm

It’s been a busy week for public works departments throughout Northern and Central Vermont after Monday’s record-setting storm. In Burlington, Public Works Director Steve Goodkind told The Burlington Free Press that crews have been operating 11 tractor-mounted snowblowers for a total of … Continue reading

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Dig out day

It was a record-setting storm that hit Northern and Central Vermont yesterday. The 24.3 inches that fell made it the 5th largest storm on record in Burlington, The Burlington Free Press reports. The over two feet of new snow vaulted the … Continue reading

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Biggest Snowstorm since 2007 Valentine’s Blizzard

This winter has now cracked the top-10 list for snowiest winters on record in Vermont. It’s continuing to fall in Burlington, leading to drifting and cancellations of schools and services throughout North and Central Vermont Monday. As of 5 a.m., … Continue reading

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Snowfall records

 I was talking to a town’s road commissioner yesterday and the topic came up of what was the snowiest Vermont winter on record. With a little digging, the National Weather Service based in Burlington lists this snow abundance top-10 list:   … Continue reading

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Town Meeting Day

Reminder that today is Town Meeting Day throughout the state of Vermont. For over 200 years Vermonters have come together to discuss the important issues in their towns, vote on budgets and elect officials on the first Tuesday in March. … Continue reading

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