Transportation Officials Warn Of Sink Holes

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Vermont Transportation Secretary Brian Searles is warning the public to be on the lookout for sink holes and slope failures that continue to be found in roads following Tropical Storm Irene.

Searles says the problems are more frequent in the southern part of the state.

He said Tuesday that recent rains have softened the state’s soil, increasing the possibility of what he calls tremors from the storm that can cause sink holes and slope failures.

He says driving aggressively "may cost you your life" and that everyone’s focus needs to be on safety.

He also announced that a temporary bridge along Route 125 in Hancock was expected to open for public travel to restore access between Hancock and Middlebury.

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