The Killington Island

posted Aug 29, 2011, 3:37 PM by jon curtis   [ updated Sep 5, 2011, 9:45 AM ]
Killington woke up today an island in Vermont.  Hurricane Irene dropped bucketfuls of water on us and Roaring Brook not only roared, it screamed.  Several houses, portions of the Killington K1 base lodge, and some businesses were literally washed away.  All four roads into town (Rt 4 E and W, Rt 100 N and S) are all impassible and closed by local authorities.  At the agency we spent the day traveling to our insureds and friends, checking on their houses and sending email with news.  We got to most but not all because the road closures are localized and you can travel on the roads between where they washed out.  But Rt 4 in Mendon, down by Sugar and Spice has a 1/4 mile long chasm.  I doubt that will be fixed for a month. 

Current impassible areas:  Rt. 4 hill by the little white church and most of the flats at the base of the hill due to landslide.  Rt 4 in Mendon near Sugar and Spice.  Rt 100 N toward Pittsfield is washed out.  East Mountain Road below Bear Mt is impassible due to debris and washouts.  Rt 100S is washed out.  Over in Woodstock the new bridge was washed away.

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