Covered Bridge Street in Warren village is closed until further notice because the floodwaters from the storm eroded the abutments of the bridge. It is accessible from the Route 100 entrance.
Also in the village, Flat Iron Road is closed because the road collapsed into the brook.
Although other roads have been impacted by the flooding, most roads in the town are passable, according to town administrator Cindi Hartshorn-Jones.
Fuller Hill Road is one lane near the intersection with Plunkton Road. Part of Prickly Mountain Road is eroded. The southern end of Plunkton Road is closed. There is no through traffic from Willis Street down to Route 100 because of a gully.
South from Warren on Route 100, the state is replacing a culvert out by Austin Brook.
“Right now, we’re just trying to get our main arteries back online,” said Jones.
German Flats Road in Fayston was closed by the flooding during the storm. The road remained closed through Tuesday while road crews worked. It was open in the evenings, and was expected to open at least one lane by Wednesday. Delays are expected while repairs are carried out.
Randell Road and Center Fayston Road were damaged. Both roads had one lane open as of Tuesday and repair work was expected to commence in the next few days.
Most town roads in Waitsfield were open, although some were reduced to one lane. Tremblay Road is expected to be open by Thursday. Common Road is now open.
Bridge Street in Waitsfield is closed. The covered bridge remains closed to traffic until further notice. The downtown area sustained considerable damage due to flooding.
Floodwoods Road is closed because the bridge was washed out in the flooding, so the town is currently planning to build a new bridge. The bridge could be under construction as soon as Thursday.
VTrans crews are working on two stretches of Route 100 severely damaged during Sunday’s storm. On Tuesday, the stretch of road south of the intersection with Route 17 was being repaired. Also, one lane of the state highway was washed out in the dip south of the intersection with Rolston Road.
The town road crew has been working around the clock to reopen and repair roads in the area. Many community members have volunteered to help clean up the aftermath of Sunday’s storm.
“The road crew is absolutely exhausted,” said Valerie Capels, Waitsfield Town Administrator. “I can paraphrase a comment from a member of our road crew: 95 percent of the travelers are patient and understanding and don’t mind waiting, but there’s that 5 percent that give them a hard time, and that’s been a real drag for them.”
Route 100 has been washed out both north and south of Moretown village. The bridge to the south of the town has sustained severe damage. John Hoogenboom, chair of the Moretown Select Board, reported that VTrans expected the bridge on the north end of town to be passable by Monday. He does not have an estimate for the repairs to the southern entrance.
Because access to the town is limited at this time, Hoogenboom asks that traffic into and out of the area be limited to strictly essential. “Please don’t come through unless you absolutely have to.” He cautioned that the alternate routes into the town were in poor condition. Moretown Common Road, now the only access from the north, has a large hole in it at one end.
Most back roads in Moretown have at least one lane open, according to Hoogenboom. Spillway Road is closed because the bridge washed out. Moretown Mountain Road is open to the town line, but it is impassable on the Northfield side.
The Moretown town clerk’s office sustained significant damage. There was four feet of water inside the building. Water ran through the vault, destroyed all documents and technology stored there. “Everything has to be replaced,” said Hoogenboom.
The Moretown Fire Department flooded, with high watermarks at eight feet. Although no equipment was damaged, the building will need repairs, chiefly the overhead doors and the sheetrock.
The Moretown Elementary School was flooded. In response to the damage, the opening of the school has been postponed until further notice. Clean-up in the school and the town offices is being carried out by Essex-based Puroclean.
“Our townspeople are just wonderful. They’ve really bonded together. Everybody is out there. It’s like one big family out there,” said Hoogenboom. Volunteers have come to help clean up from Waterbury, Fayston and Waitsfield.
Sunday’s storm washed out the bridge on Dowsville Road in Duxbury. Crossett Hill Bridge is still out from the storm in late-April of this year. Camel’s Hump Road had significant washout, but it is expected to be repaired by Thursday.
Parts of Duxbury were flooded during the storm, which flooded much of downtown Waterbury. The trailer park and some homes were impacted by the high water.