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Flooding in Barre Sunday

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BARRE, Vt. -

Reports of flooding throughout our region this evening including in Barre where officials say several streets are under water and the public is being asked to shelter in place. Photos and videos sent to us on Facebook show streets covered in water. Officials say, multiple street are flooding at this time, some with water at deep as three feet.

"From Route 62 down to the public safety building, depending on where you are, the road is underwater. Anywhere from 6 inches to close to 3 feet. We have officers on Berlin St turning people around, Berlin Police turning people around on the Barre Montpelier Rd., really just trying to get people to avoid those areas. People that are in their residences please stay in place, if there is an issue with water, call the Public Safety Dept. and move higher up in the building. And the water is moving very fast, we caution people to stay away from the fast water - when I went thru - it was 10 or 15 knots at least if not faster." said Chief Tim Bombardier of the Barre Police Dept.

Earlier in the day Sunday - Donna Poitras shared a video of hail. It was taken on East Cobble Hill Road in Barre.  A flash flooding warning was issued for central and eastern Vermont until midnight Sunday. Streets that are being affected in Barre include Summer, Brook, Loral, Main, and Route 62, according to the Barre City Fire Department. The public is being asked to call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency. 

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