Water was high at the Allen Brook in Williston. So high, it spilled over onto part of North Williston Road, stranding many during their evening commutes.
"We were expecting to go home and we can't get there. So it's pretty surprising," said Becky Tharpe. She and her neighbor Linda Kulp live at the intersection just a few feet past the flooded brook and don't expect to get home anytime soon.
"Obviously it's moving very rapidly and who knows how deep it is, I can see there's a transformer partially under water so I don't think this is a good situation to move through," Kulp said.
Despite the roadblock, Tharpe is keeping a sunny outlook on this otherwise gloomy Tuesday.
"The first thing I said to [my son] Kiernan is, 'Well, now we can go run some errands!' since we can't get home," explained Tharpe.
Throughout the state flash flooding turned small brooks and streams into raging rivers, making some roads nearly impassable. In Saranac, N.Y., small streams spilled their banks filling front yards.
"The water was running down here just like a river. It was unbelievable," said Nancy Clancy.
Rescuers have also been called for several stranded hikers throughout the state. The National Weather Service is warning people that no place outside is safe in a storm like this one. Vermont Emergency Management says if you find yourself outside get below the tree lines so you can seek shelter there rather than at the top of your hiking trail.
Interstate 89 flooded, too. Water rushing down French Hill shut down one of the southbound lanes near Richmond. It will remain closed through Wednesday for repairs.
Weeks of heavy rainfall are taking their toll on one Essex Junction homeowner. For her, basement flooding is becoming the norm.
"It's a lot of work. Cleaning, bleaching, drying out, all over again," explained Linda Paroline.
She says since Memorial Day she's racked up tens of thousands of dollars in property damage.
"A little overwhelmed, and in need of something to be done here. We just can't keep emptying out our basement every month all summer long," Paroline said.
It only takes about a foot of water to make a vehicle float, which can quickly become very dangerous. And even if the water is low, the road underneath it may be weak and could give out, so do not try to drive over flooded roads.
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