Update: Flood Watch Canceled For Sunday

May 25, 2013

in News,Woodstock

9:15 a.m. The National Weather Service has ended the flood watch for most of Vermont, including the Woodstock area. Only occasional showers are expected for the rest of Sunday.

Most of Vermont — including the Woodstock area — is under a flood watch until Sunday due to heavy rains in the last few days.

Forecasters predict about one more inch of rain for the area — the watch is in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday.

There’s also a winter weather watch for higher elevations, advising residents who live above 800 feet that possibly 4-8 inches of snow could make for difficult driving conditions and cause power outages.

There are reports at 11 p.m. of snow falling in the Woodstock area.

North of Woodstock, roads were closed and power outages were widespread.

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued a statement earlier Saturday evening.

“One of the worst parts of this storm is that it’s going to cause problems in the areas that saw flooding yesterday,” Gov. Shumlin said. “While there are no serious problems reported at this point, transportation and emergency crews are monitoring the situation closely and ready to move quickly if significant flooding develops. For now, I am urging Vermonters to avoid driving on water-covered roads, keep an eye on weather reports, and prepare for possible power outages overnight.”

Snow and rain are falling over the state as of 11:45 p.m. Saturday night. Snow and rain are falling over the state as of 11:45 p.m. Saturday night. facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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