The Otter Creek in Center Rutland has reached or are expected to reach its flood stage today. More rivers in Rutland and Windham counties are likely to crest as well so please keep an eye on all waterways and evacuate if floodwaters approach your location.
Flash flooding has caused a number of road closures, and reduced many roads to one lane. Motorists are urged to respect road closures and detours, never drive across a flooded road, and avoid flooded areas if possible:
State roads that are either closed or reduced to one lane due to flooding, debris, or fallen power lines:
•Route 116 in Bristol
•Route 100 in Rochester
•Three-Mile Bridge Road in Middlebury from Route 7 to Halliday Road
•The intersection of Routes 114, 122, and 5 (not closed yet but water is rising)
•Vermont 118 in Belvidere is one lane
•Meadow Road in Waitsfield
•Route 125 in Ripton is partially closed
•Route 128 in Westford
Call 511 for frequent updates.
An American Red Cross emergency shelter has been opened at ARC HQ on Strongs Avenue in Rutland.
Motorists should drive with caution as water could pool up on highways and cause drivers to lose control of their cars.