St. Johnsbury Estimates Flood Damage At $1.7 Million

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Flash flooding in Vermont last week caused an estimated $1.7 million in damages to roads and bridges in St. Johnsbury.

So says Town Manager Ralph Nelson, who told select board members Wednesday that repairs will take all summer.

Nelson says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of the tab, and Vermont Emergency Management about 15 percent, leaving the town’s share at about $218,000.

The first priorities are washed-out roads, such as Old Bradley and Spaulding. After that, crews will address washouts that left up to 50 people unable to reach their homes by car.

Nelson tells the Caledonian Record that the third priority is shoulder and ditch washouts.

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