ORLEANS CO. â Tuesdayâs heavy rains caused numerous roads to flood in the Northeast Kingdom. Local roads underwater include Route 5 between Newport City and Coventry and between Barton and Orleans as well as Route 100 just before Troy, the River Road between Orleans and Coventry, and numerous back dirt roads. Flooding also forced numerous schools to close throughout the state and more rain was expected.
BARTON â Massive flooding in Northern Vermont stopped freight trains in their tracks Wednesday. Washouts left two sections of rail, their ties hanging from the tracks, dangling over washed out areas.
In the Northeast Kingdom, flood waters undermined the tracks near the Barton River in Barton.
Newport Airport manager Dan Gauvin spotted the washout in Barton as he did a flyover of the area. He called the Newport Express and the report was then passed on to Joe Flynn, Director of the Rail Division for VTrans, who thanked Gauvin for the information.