Roads reopen in Barre after major flooding

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Torrential rains pelted central Vermont last night, triggering flash flooding that washed out roads and inundated the city of Barre, where water ran up to six feet deep for a time.

The water has since receded and all roads in Barre have reopened.

Between three and four inches fell in the area, causing rivers, streams and storm sewers to overflow, sending water coursing down streets, into basements and up around cars.

Street flooding was reported in Hardwick, Woodbury, Randolph and Bethel. The Town of Berlin opened a shelter and two mobile home parks were evacuated.

In Williamstown, up to 75 people were moved to the Williamstown High School by authorities fearing a dam breach.

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