Roads submerged by Flood Waters in VT

By Christine Souders |

Published 04/15 2014 10:25PM

Updated 04/15 2014 10:34PM

CAMBRIDGE, VT- First it was rain, and then it was snow in Vermont

Tuesday, Vermonters also dealt with flooding, and that forced many roads to be partly closed, and drivers took different routes

One portion clearly not safe to drive on, Route 15 in Cambridge.

"One time it got flooded,  the residents in that house there they had to be rescued, couple years ago when it flooded right here," said Paul Tamasi, Owner of Angelina's Restaurant.

The house he is referring too, is sitting on its own island in Cambridge,next to Wrong Way Bridge, completely submerged in the Lamoille River.

Randy Bishop said it's a typical spot for flooding,  "Just curious if that boat was going to end up in the field. A couple years ago we saw it floating around down there"

Police closed state roads too wet to drive on.

"It's getting bad. I'm worried my boyfriend won't be able to make it home," said Lauren Champagne.

While others were concerned, some people just couldn't resist the urge to splash around.

"It's pretty deep," said Emma Bishop standing in her rain boots.

Then raindrops turned to snow,causing all sorts of surprises

Along Route 15, headed to Essex Junction was a mud slide.

In Essex Junction, under water are Mazza's Fruit and Vegetable Fields

Jericho, VT also got its' share of flooding.

Tamasi said all this flooding makes it hard on business, "It makes it a little bit rough because people will call in and if they can't know the road is closed- and they cant make it in, they end up calling and say they can't make it in and pick up a pizza. So that gets a little bit tricky."

Or for others, just hard to leave home.

"My driveway right now is a hugh puddle," said Champagne

As of Tuesday night, there weren't any evacuations in that area, but it's always best to be prepared and have a some essentials  in a bag for emergencies.

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