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Vermont activates emergency center as flooding closes roads

April 15, 2019

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say flooding from spring rains has closed a number of roadways across the state.

State Police report sections of roadway are closed due to flooding in Weston, Rutland, Rochester and Stockbridge.

The Vermont Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury has been activated to help communities respond to the flooding.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the health and safety of Vermont is the number one priority.

People are reminded to never drive or walk over a flooded road because unseen washouts or currents can sweep people or cars away.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Addison, Rutland and Windsor counties. Flood warnings or watches are in effect for other parts of Vermont.