This river in Lebanon surged and spilled onto a road Tuesday evening. And similar flooding happened in towns across Windsor County, shutting down many roads but officials say no homes or people are in danger.
"We certainly were expecting some problems to arise given the amount of water saturation on the ground the past week," says Chief Mark Kirko with the Windsor Fire Department.
By late Tuesday night, most of the flood waters had receded, leaving behind a dirty mess of rocks and sediment. Making the roads like Route 106 in Cavendish impassable.
"Things are receding. Water level are receding but still hidden dangers are out there," he says.
The rush of rain turned small brooks into rapid rivers in Weathersfield, and in Reading, water washed out trees, knocking out power for half a dozen residents.
"The rain washed down the brook and undermined the tree -- flipped the tree over onto the line," says Ray Lacasse with Green Mountain Power.
Several roads on Routes 44, 106 and 131 in Windsor County were closed Tuesday night, and flooding is still lingering in some spots. Other roads may look dry, but Kirko warns that they may not be safe.
"The asphalt is still intact but if you put any weight on it, it could collapse," Kirko says.
He is asking people to consider all orange barrels and signs to mean the road is closed -- even if they doesn't explicitly say so.
"We don't have enough signage to say road is closed but if you do see cones/barrels on the roadway, that means the road is impassable," he says.
Kirko says major roads should be patched and open by the morning commute, but repairs could take much longer.
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