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Sunday, August 28 2011 @ 05:48 PM GMT+4
Contributed by: Anonymous

Town NewsDate: August 28, 2011

Time: 1:43 pm

From: Barbara Sondag, Town Manager

Although the rain has slowed, the rivers and brooks continue to rise very
rapidly. Waters will not crest until for several more hours due to rain
runoff so the water levels will continue to rise.  Once water has receded
the Town will begin the process of evaluating roads. Travel by foot or
vehicle should be restricted.



Citizens are instructed to remain off the roads and out of the flooded
areas.  Police will be asking people to leave affected areas.  Only
authorized personal should be on the roads.  This is an extremely dangerous
situation.  

The following bridges/roads are closed: The Main Street Bridge is closed.
Flat Street, Frost Street, Elm Street are under over two feet of water.
Westgate Drive, George Miller Drive, Glen Street, Dettman Drive, Aikley Road
and Melchen Road.  Route 9 is currently closed from Citizens Bridge in
Brattleboro to Bennington Vermont.  

Call 911 for emergencies only.


Barbara Sondag
Town Manager
Town of Brattleboro
230 Main Street
Brattleboro VT 05301
802.251.8102 (v)
802.257-2322 (f)

...

And earlier, during the power outage...



Press Release

Date: August 28, 2011
Time: 11:15am

From: Barbara Sondag, Town Manager

Rivers and brooks are beginning to flood. The Whetstone is over its banks and over bridges in several locations. Residents living along waterways who can still safely evacuate should do so now. The Red Cross Shelter is located at Brattleboro Union High School.

The following bridges/roads are closed: Westgate Drive, George Miller Drive, Glen Street, Dettman Drive, Aikley Road and Melchen Road. Route 9 is currently closed from Citizens Bridge in Brattleboro to Bennington Vermont.
Persons unable to safely evacuate now due to water and road closures should remain in their homes. Call 911 for emergencies only.

 

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    Brattleboro Roads Closing - Town Updates
    Authored by: murph on Sunday, August 28 2011 @ 08:03 PM GMT+4
    Are there any drinking water concerns. Are we o.k. to keep
    drinking town water?
    Brattleboro Roads Closing - Town Updates
    Authored by: pjmelton on Sunday, August 28 2011 @ 08:58 PM GMT+4
    I am seeing some pretty frightening pictures of severe
    damage to Route 9, not to mention entire buildings in
    Wilmington that looked like they were about to be washed
    away. I wonder how long it will take for Route 9 to be back
    to normal. it is a very important route and looks awfully torn
    up.
    Brattleboro Roads Closing - Town Updates
    Authored by: cgrotke on Sunday, August 28 2011 @ 10:40 PM GMT+4
    Winds really picking up now.

    Haven't heard anything about drinking water yet. (The area
    downtown smelled pretty bad from the Whetstone overflow -
    don't drink that!) You can always boil it if you are suspicious.
    Brattleboro Roads Closing - Town Updates
    Authored by: pjmelton on Monday, August 29 2011 @ 12:18 AM GMT+4
    One thing that surprised me about the flooding was the lovely
    earth smell everywhere. Of course, it's from all the soil
    getting shredded, so less lovely if you think about it too
    much.
    Brattleboro Roads Closing - Town Updates
    Authored by: cgrotke on Monday, August 29 2011 @ 01:49 AM GMT+4
    Family have reported seeing our flooding on CNN and NBC
    nightly news. I saw Brattleboro mentioned in the NY Times.

    Hope everyone is well.
    Brattleboro Roads Closing - Town Updates
    Authored by: Zippy on Monday, August 29 2011 @ 02:32 AM GMT+4


    I've had friends (yes, I do have many!) call from Florida, New York, Washington, and Massachusetts to see if I was o.k. They had heard reports of Brattleboro on their television sets.