Westminster West Cleans Up After Storm Damage

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Homeowners and officials in the Vermont community of Westminster West are continuing to clean up the damage caused by a severe thunderstorm that washed out roads and left some families stranded.

Some estimate the heavy, localized downpours that swept northern Windham County on Friday night dumped up to 4 inches of rain on the area.

The worst damage occurred on Bemis Hill Road, which completely washed out and left about three feet of gravel and dirt on the Westminster West Road.

Westminster Fire Chief Cole Streeter tells the Brattleboro Reformer town crews worked all weekend to get Bemis Hill open. By Sunday evening, there was still a portion of the road that was only passable with four-wheel drive vehicles.

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