Monthly Archives: June 2011

Myth Crashers Tackle Seatbelt Safety

The Montana Department of Transportation has started the safety movement “Plan 2 Live” to dispel myths created by those individuals who don’t choose to wear their safety belts. Information and videos by the team of “Myth Crashers,” accompany the movement’s official website. Copied below … Continue reading

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Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of June 13

This week’s Vermont Local Roads Toolbox Safety Talk examines respirator safety to protect against airborne contaminants. Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of June 13 The following video produced by the US Department of Labor provides a comprehensive overview of respirator safety, focusing … Continue reading

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Lake Champlain Nears Drop Below Flood Stage

The water level in Lake Champlain has dropped about a foot in the last week, according to the USGS. The current lake level is 100.62 feet, nearing a drop below the 100 foot flood stage mark for the first time … Continue reading

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Preliminary Public Infrastructure Accessment Puts Damage Near $5 Million

The Associated Press reports today that $4.9 million in damage took place from the spring flooding, according to a preliminary damage assessment. This covers damage done to roads, culverts, buildings and additional public property but does not cover flood damage in its entirety. This public infrastructure damage … Continue reading

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Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of June 6

Warmer temperatures have arrived. This week’s Vermont Local Roads Toolbox Safety Talk discussing the steps to be taken in order to prevent heat illness. Be careful working in the heat, it can take a few weeks to get used to … Continue reading

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Lake Champlain Drops Below 102 feet

The record-setting water level in Lake Champlain has dropped below 102 feet for the first time since late April according to the USGS gauge at the Echo Center on the Burlington Waterfront. The reading from 7 a.m. this morning showed the water level … Continue reading

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Flooding Resources

With flood waters affecting a number of Vermonters, Emergency Management has links to a number of resources available on the homepage of its website. Resources include “Returning Home and Cleaning After a Flood,” and “Flood Recovery What You Should Be … Continue reading

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