Monday’s thunderstorms have caused widespread power outages and road washouts across southern Windsor County.
Green Mountain Power says more than 700 customers are out of power as of 10:30 p.m. Mount Ascutney Hospital reportedly activated its emergency operations center after a power outage at 8 p.m. Monday.
A hospital employee confirmed the power is still out at the hospital as of 11 p.m., but everything is running smoothly thanks to the hospital’s two generators. Patient care hasn’t been affected and the generators have several days of power in them, according to the hospital’s AJ Tapley.
Around 8 p.m., Reading Fire assisted the Reading town highway department with a road washout near the intersection of Baileys Mills Road and Town Hill Road.
Fire and rescue officials also evacuated homes on the Williams River in Chester earlier Monday evening.
Earlier in the day by the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch until 8 p.m. Monday for Windsor County. Light scattered rain is expected to fall into early Tuesday morning.