Snow, Wintry Mix Makes For Slippery Roads, Knocks Out Power

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It may be a white Thanksgiving for parts of Vermont, as snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain made its way through the state.

The National Weather Service called for 4 to 8 inches of snow to fall in central and eastern Vermont and lesser amounts in other areas by the end of Wednesday afternoon.

The snow became heavy at times Wednesday morning. It also mixed with sleet and freezing rain.

The Vermont Department of Public Safety said roads throughout the state had become very slippery and that people should drive with caution, and only if necessary. But Larry Dodge with the Vermont Highway Department said road conditions were improving.

"The salt is working pretty well. We got some problem spots through Interstate 89 through Brookfield and Berlin," Dodge said. "We still got some snow cover there, a little bit of pack that we’re dealing with there. But other than that the interstate system is getting down to bare and wet roads."

Route 9 in Searsburg was temporarily closed because of multiple tractor trailer trucks off the road. The route has re-opened. 


Snow and sleet tapered off across the region, but the wintry weather continued to complicate travel on Thanksgiving eve.

Transportation officials advised people to drive with caution.

Meanwhile, crews were working to restore power to customers who lost it Wednesday morning due to the heavy wet snow that fell across eastern Vermont.

Central Vermont Public Service says the majority of its customers without power are in Windsor and Orange counties, with some scattered outages elsewhere.

Officials expect power to be restored to those customers by late Wednesday night.

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