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VTrans discusses morning road conditions

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WATERBURY, Vt. -

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is closely watching the rain as it rolls through our region, and crews are on standby in case rivers flood.

The ground is already saturated and Tuesday, a pop-up storm flooded out roads across Chittenden County. With more wet weather all week, VTrans put 1,300 workers on standby, ready to respond.

"We're really the emergency responders at a scene like that, making sure we provide safe detours for passengers and of course immediately responding to a road or bridge problem as it occurs," VTrans Deputy Secretary Sue Minter said.

As of 8:30 a.m., VTrans said no road closures had been reported, but they remind drivers to use caution.

In New York, which is bearing more of the brunt of the storm, crews are also on alert. In New Russia, Route 9 closed between Gilligan Road and Simond Hill Road because of flooding.

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