Southern Vermont continues to dig out from nor'easter – WCAX

Southern Vermont continues to dig out from nor'easter – WCAX

In the wake of a powerful nor’easter that battered Southern Vermont, the area continues to grapple with the aftermath of the storm.

The tempestuous weather event, which struck the region on Tuesday, brought with it intense winds and torrential precipitation. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts reached up to 50 mph, while over two inches of rain were recorded in parts of the state.

In response to the inclement weather, an array of communities in the region have been forced to engage in a Herculean effort to clear the roads of fallen trees and debris. The Vermont Agency of Transportation has reported that crews have worked tirelessly to remove the obstructions, and have made substantial progress in restoring normal traffic patterns.

The nor’easter has not only affected the local infrastructure, but also the residents of Southern Vermont. Many have been left without electricity for extended periods of time, as numerous power outages have been reported.

In addition, the storm has caused major disruption to the regional transit system. Amtrak’s Vermonter service, which runs from St. Albans, Vermont to Washington, D.C., has been suspended due to the repercussions of the storm, with no immediate plans to restore service. On the other hand, the Green Mountain Flyer, which runs from St. Albans to Rutland, has resumed operation, though with some delays.

As Southern Vermont continues to recover from the nor’easter, state officials are imploring individuals to exercise caution while traveling, and to be mindful of the potential hazards that may still linger.

The recent nor’easter has exacted a heavy toll on Southern Vermont, as the area endures the residual effects of the severe weather system. With roads blocked by debris and downed trees, and transit services disrupted, the region has had to undertake a Herculean task to restore conditions to normal. Meanwhile, citizens have been left without power and must exercise caution when traveling.