Lake Champlain Flooding Worsens; Rain Continues

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(Host) Lake Champlain floodwaters are expected to spread as rainwater runoff flows into the lake.

The lake began to rise again late Tuesday. It’s now more than two feet above flood stage.

The flooding has torn up roads and washed into homes, camps and businesses up and down the lakeshore in Vermont, New York and Quebec.

Vermont Transportation Agency crews spent the day trying to shore up the foundation of the Route Two causeway that connects the Champlain Islands and Milton.

Carlton Ward supervised the workers using front-end loaders.

(Ward) "The wind is what’s causing the problem. The water’s not. The high water’s not good, but the wind’s really causing all the problem."

(Host) In Saint Albans, town officials say water has washed into a lot of the seasonal camps dotting Lake Champlain. Meanwhile, just a foot or two of elevation is keeping most homes there dry.

No town residents have been flooded out of their homes. But, the town and the American Red Cross have opened an emergency shelter.

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