Millers Run Bridge Closed Due to Flooding

Millers Run BridgeLYNDONVILLE- With all of the recent rain and warmer temperatures that we have received, the snow pack that we built up over the duration of the winter has begun to melt.  

 

The combination of the rain and melting snow has caused rivers and streams across the state to flood. Here in the Northeast Kingdom, we are no stranger to flooding, and we have seen just that.

 According to the National Weather Service, the Passumpsic River and some of its tributaries had reached flood stage by Monday morning. This prompted officials to close parts of routes 122, 114, and 5 as some of the roads are not safely passable. Millers Run Brook, which runs adjacent to Route 122 in Lyndonville and Wheelock, has also began to flood. Water on the Route 122 side of the Millers Run Bridge prompted officials to close the bridge. 

Lyndonville Fire Chief, Pat McLaughlin explained that the brook typically “floods right at the Park and Ride and comes right across the [road] right there so it kind of makes it impossible for people to get to the bridge.” 

 

Authorities urge drivers to use caution and remember “turn around don’t drown”. 

 

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