Monthly Archives: August 2011

Resources Available for Towns

As recovery efforts continue throughout the state Local Roads has posted a number of resources on our website. They are available to download on our homepage at http://www.vermontlocalroads.org/.  Please pass this information onto anyone else who may need it. A … Continue reading

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“Unprecedented Situation”

Vermont is facing an “unprecedented situation at this time,” Deputy Secretary of Transportation Sue Minter told host Jane Lindhom on Vermont Public Radio’s noontime program “Vermont Edition.” VTrans is in emergency mode, Minter said. The agency is working to find … Continue reading

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After the Storm

The impact of Hurricane Irene is being felt statewide this morning as clean-up and damage assessment efforts begin after one of the worst wide-spread natural disasters to hit Vermont. Dozens of towns have been severely affected by flooding and thousands … Continue reading

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Irene Update

Keep track of news reports through the weekend, Hurricane Irene could bring heavy rains and winds to the region Sunday. It’s all dependent on how the storm tracks as it moves up the East Coast. One tracking report predicts the … Continue reading

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Chainsaw Workshop in Starksboro Kicks off Fall Slate of Classes

Vermont Local Roads kicked off its fall slate of workshop in Starksboro yesterday with an equipment class covering chainsaw operation. Instructor Al Sands, of Northeast Woodland Training based inSouthern Vermont, gave a comprehensive overview of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene on the Horizon for this Weekend

Come on Irene. No this isn’t a reference to the 1982 hit by British Band Dexys Midnight Runners, it’s a look forward to this weekend in New England when Hurricane Irene could affect the region with heavy winds and excessive … Continue reading

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Earthquake Felt by Millions Along East Coast

Yesterday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake that centered near Richmond, Virginia was felt by millions of people on the East Coast. The USGS provides a summary of the seismic event on their website. Vermont Emergency Management reported it had no received any … Continue reading

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