UPDATE 7/19/23 5:17PM There is a tree down across the road on Broad Brook Road near 1579 Broad Brook. Travelers can use Harlow Road until the tree is cleared. The Road Foreman has been alerted.
UPDATE 7/17/23 10:18 AM Regarding road closure sign on Route 132, the Town of Strafford has posted the closure notice at the bottom of Route 132 near the I-89 Exit-2 Ramp in Sharon. Here is information from the Town of Strafford website: “Although currently open and down to a single lane at points, Rt-132 will close from Tyson Rd to the (Strafford) town line in the near future for necessary repairs. This closure will last up to three weeks. Mine Rd and Gove Hill will be available as a detour. Please consider alternate routes.”
- UPDATE 7/16/23 8:22AM
- FROM THE National Weather Service
- A Flood Watch for flash flooding continues through 6am Monday for Essex County NY, and all of Vermont except western Chittenden, western Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties.
- Flash flooding is expected beginning this morning, along with the possibility of landslides and mudslides.
- Minor to locally moderate main-stem river flooding is expected, with river crests generally occurring early Monday morning.
- Rainfall amounts of 1-2″ will be widespread today, but may locally exceed 3+” with stronger thunderstorms producing torrential rainfall.
- Another round of rainfall is expected on Tuesday. We will pass along details for Tuesday as they become apparent.
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Update 7/13/23 7:25PM VT-ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for your location. Please click here for all current Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Vermont. Other helpful links FEMA Thunderstorm Information Sheet NWS Burlington (All counties except Bennington & Windham) NWS Albany (Bennington & Windham counties)
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Update 7/13/2023 12:08PM Water may not be safe to use for drinking, cooking or cleaning after a flood. During and after flooding, private water systems (wells or springs) can become contaminated with microorganisms — such as bacteria, sewage, heating oil, agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals, and other substances that can cause serious illness. Community members should assume their water is contaminated if floodwater has reached their well or spring. However, free drinking water test kits are available. Call 802-338-4724 to order free drinking water test kits to find out if a well or spring was impacted by floodwater. You can find more post-flood drinking water guidance on this page: https://www.healthvermont.gov/environment/drinking-water/after-flood-drinking-water-guidance. Additional information on how to stay safe when returning to a home or business after flooding is on the Health Department’s website and is being updated regularly: HealthVermont.gov/Flood
Update 7/13/23 9:05AM The National Weather Service is predicting strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Damaging winds, large hail and localized flash flooding, and cloud-to-ground lightning are the main threats. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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Update 7/12/23 5:35 PM Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move in tomorrow afternoon and evening. The primary threats will include heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and large hail. A Flood Watch has been issued for most of Vermont as any additional rain fall will go straight to run-off in areas that have recently flooded.
Update 7/12/23 5:00PM The Road Foreman has authorized the placement of safety cones, barricades and other hazard warnings on sections of our roads. For the safety of all residents, please do not move or interfere with any municipal hazard signage currently stationed on our roads.
Update 7/12/23 All roads in the Town of Sharon are currently open. The Road Crew has been had at work to ensure all roads are passable, but please use caution and adjust your speed to match current road conditions.