• Heavy rain floods Chester roads
    Staff Report | July 29,2014
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    CHESTER — Local police and firefighters had their hands full — and wet — Monday when heavy rain flooded several main roads.

    Authorities temporarily shut down a section of Route 11 west of the Chester Rod and Gun Club and Route 103 north in the Stone Village area when storm water covered the pavement shortly after 4 p.m.

    Firefighters parked one of their trucks in the village to signal problems along the road leading to Andover and Weston.

    “Heavy rain & runoff is causing problems on Routes 11 and 103 in the Chester area,” the Twitter feed for 511VT told motorists. “Roads may become blocked in some areas.”

    By 4:40 p.m., Vermont State Police said Route 103 from Gassetts to the Stone Village was closed because of flash flooding.

    A half-hour later, the National Weather Service in Burlington canceled its severe thunderstorm watch for the state but continued its flash flood warning for Windsor County.

    The state chapter of the American Red Cross, for its part, was said to have opened a shelter at the local fire station, according to scanner reports.
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    MORE IN This Just In
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital... Full Story
    Bombing at Afghan clinic kills at least 19
    SPRINGFIELD — A fast-moving fire destroyed a freestanding two-bay garage on 432 South St. Full Story
    It will be a busy week in gubernatorial politics with two candidates holding formal campaign... Full Story
    More Articles