Flooding, power outages hit northeastern Vermont


áTHOUSANDS WOKE UP
WITHOUT POWER A MESSY
SITUATION. HERE’S NBC 5’S NATHANIEL
REED.  
 
 
 
A LAKE ? RIGHT IN THE CENTER
OF DOWNTOWN JOHNSON. SHUTTERING STERLING
MARKET AND JOHNSON’S U-S
POST OFFICE. ACROSS NORTHEAST VERMONT,
ROADS CLOSED AFTER RIVERS
FLOODED. IN EDEN, A WASHOUT LEFT
CREWS CLEANING UP DEBRIS,
DUMPING GRAVEL AND MOVING
SEDIMENT. NEAR NEWPORT, ROUTE 5
CLOSED, FLOODING
OVERTAKING WHOLE SECTIONS
OF ROADWAY. THE VERMONT ELECTRIC
COOPERATIVE, WHICH IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING
POWER TO 40,000 CUSTOMERS
ACROSS THE NORTHERN PART OF
OUR REGION, SAID POWER OUTAGES NUMBERED IN THE
THOUSANDS

ALL DAY, CREWS RESPONDING
TO CALLS, EVEN LOSING POWER
BRIEFLY AT THEIR NEWPORT
SERVICE OUTPOST.
AND AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
DOWN IN JOHNSON ? STAFF
WORKING TO SWEEP WATER OUT
OF THE BASEMENT. THANKFULLY, THIS ISN’T
THEIR FIRST DRILL—

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