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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

January 28, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

STUCK CHAIRLIFT-EVACUATIONS

STOWE, Vt. _ A state board is investigating why a chair lift at the Stowe Mountain Resort got stuck, forcing the evacuation of more than 150 skiers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE-CLOSURE: Green Mountain College President Bob Allen has met with over 30 faculty and alumni to discuss the college’s decision to close its doors after the conclusion of the spring semester.

TRAIN HITS TRUCK: Police in Vermont say a logging truck collided with a moving train, injuring the truck driver.

ICE JAM PREVENTED: Officials in a Vermont city say a flood mitigation project helped break up a potential ice jam that could have clogged up a flood-prone river.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices in northern New England have fallen a bit more, although the national average is unchanged from last week.

VERMONT FARM SHOW: The annual Vermont Farm Show is returning to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction this week.

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