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Route 2 and Route 78 Information


Route 2 and Route 78 Information Waterbury Vermont


posted at 2:57 pm Thu May 5th, 2011 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Grand Isle County is currently accessible, but access could become difficult due to high water. Travelers should pursue alternate routes if possible.

Route 2 from Milton to South Hero currently has water over the road and the Vermont Agency of Transportation is marshalling resources to install barriers and fill to raise the road and keep water off travel lanes. Travel may be down to one lane at times to accommodate truck movements for the road improvement operations.

Travelers on Route 78 between Swanton to Alburgh should also proceed with caution. Water from Lake Champlain is approaching the road and could overtake the travel lanes at any time. This road also has no guardrail and has a steep embankment on one side of the road. Vtrans is addressing this area with additional reflective posts and armoring the west side of the road to protect the travel lanes from high water.

Both of these roads are being closely watched by VTrans staff and law enforcement and will be closed if necessary. Notification will precede any road closure.

For all road closures and travel information, please visit www.511vt.com (updated throughout the day between 7am - 6pm).

Other resources:

www.vem.vermont.gov - links to flooding tips and resources.

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=btv: Northern Vermont River Gauges

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=aly: Southern Vermont River Gauges

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/btv/: Forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service

Relevant Address(es):
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)

Related Businesses
Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Waterbury
0.8 miles

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