Power companies across northern New England have struggled to restore power to rural locations since last weekend’s ice storm. Nearly a week after an ice storm coated parts of northern Vermont, some remain without power, and some areas that have been restored are experiencing spot outages.
The incessant rain is causing scores of problems in northern New York and Vermont - from flash flooding and road wash outs to train delays. With two drownings in the past 72 hours, officials are reiterating their call for caution.
Newfane officials are planning to meet with representatives of Vermont Emergency Management and the Agency of Natural Resources to get advice before issuing contracts to replace two bridges that were destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.