An earthmover stands in the rocky bed of the New Haven River along Lincoln Road Sept. 20. The river level has subsided but the effects of the Aug. 28 flooding are still visible in the area.
While a large part of Addison County, Vt., escaped major damage during the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene Aug. 28, some mountain communities are still looking at cleanup and repair efforts.
In Lincoln, several roads, including River Road near Bartlett Falls, were affected by the storm. A detour bypassing the road was set up Aug. 29 for local residents via Briggs Hill Road.
Starksboro residents are back to normal after damage to Routes 17 and 116 was being repaired.
In Ripton several portions of Route 125 between East Middlebury and Ripton were damaged and work initiated. During the height of the crisis, Ripton motorists used Dugway Road and North Branch Road to get by Route 125.
Residents of Hancock also dealt with the Route 125 damage on the eastern side of the Green Mountain range.
In Bristol, the New Haven River pounded the bridge connecting Lower Notch Road and Lover's Lane Aug. 28. River Road was also affected by the Irene-related flooding.
On Lincoln Road, work is still underway shoring up the roadside river bank below famous Bristol Falls. While the road is passable, the extent of the Aug. 28 storm’s fury can be seen in the river bed.
Giant boulders and rock slabs torn from above the the bridge connecting Lower Notch Road and Lover's Lane can be seen strewn in haphazard patterns.