Londonderry clears more roads, continues to warn about possible flash flooding

From left, Kevin Beattie, Town Administrator Shane O’Keefe and Select Board President Tom Cavanagh inspect the Williams Bridge over the West River on Tuesday. Photo by Shawn Cunningham.

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Londonderry Road Crews made great progress on Thursday opening roads. The following roads still remain closed however:

  • Cromack,
  • Glebe View,
  • Goodaleville (Londonderry portion is open, bridge is closed at the town line),
  • Livermore Mills (passable with a truck but very rough),
  • Rowes,
  • Thompsonburg.

Also, the expected severe storms for last night brought lots of thunder and lightning, some wind, but not as much rain as expected. Eleven homes in Londonderry are without power and one in Peru.

Despite the lack of heavy rains on Thursday night, the town of Londonderry is still urging residents to remember that the ground is still saturated and river levels are higher than normal flow. The forecast through Sunday is for thunderstorms daily and around 2.5 inches of rain through the time period.

While the town doesn’t expect a repeat of Monday’s deluge, conditions are set up for a potential for flash flooding and is urging residents to stay aware and plan for that potential. Some wind will occur with these storms so be ready for power outages as well.

The Londonderry Emergency Operation Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the next few days at the town office on Old School Street in South Londonderry. At times it may be staffed remotely. If you have any emergency, call 911. If you have nonemergency needs, call the EOC at 802-289-7859 or 802-548-8246.


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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 40 years. Cynthia has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland, and has won numerous state awards for her reporting. As an editor, she has overseen her staffs to win many awards for indepth coverage. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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