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Post-Irene, Vermont wants better culverts

WCAX - 2:14 pm Thu Feb 7th, 2013

Culverts that channel water under Vermont's roads get little notice until they back up in heavy rains and a road washes out. But 18 months after Tropical Storm Irene, when more than 1,000 culverts around the state failed, they're getting attention now.

But there's tension: Vermont state officials say they want replacement culverts to be larger and designed to better environmental standards, allowing for easier fish passage, for example.

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