Storm Closes Five Vermont Schools Indefinitely, Others Delay Opening

Montpelier, VT – Officials say at least five Vermont schools are closed until further notice and about 120 have delayed opening for the school year because of roads or schools ravaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

The Vermont Department of Education says the Bethel Elementary and Whitcomb High, Moretown Elementary, Rochester and Stockbridge Central Schools are all closed until further notice.

More than a hundred other schools postponed opening - some only a day or two this week and others up to seven days.

Department Spokeswoman Jill Remick says dozens of schools remain closed due to road damage or lack of power and water.

She says some schools have been damaged and other communities have such significant road damage that school administrators are considering long-term alternate methods of transportation or instruction.

I'm Pat Bradley, WAMC News.

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