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VTrans Working Hard to Repair Flood Damaged Roads

The storms just won't stop and neither have VTrans crews.

The storms just won't stop and neither have VTrans crews.

"Usually our job in the summer is easier, a lot less overtime, but we've been hammered here."

Across the state, highways and roads torn apart by recent rains are causing stress for the maintenance workforce.

"We have the ability to react to small projects in our budgets, but these bigger events become a lot tougher to handle."

Just one day of rain can cause havoc on the states main throughways.

"Crews along I-89 have been working to clear rock, debris and logs that have caused blockages and floods all along the interstate."

Whether it be a highway, or a road less traveled, the plan for VTrans is to just keep working.

"Our priorities don't really change. Keep things open, keep things safe, keep people moving."

And in order to do so, VTrans maintenance force, a team of about 500, will remain on call as needed.

"These people are dedicated, hard-working, working nights, weekends and holidays to do what they can to keep roads open and safe."

 Supervisors on site say their goal is to keep chugging along until damage is repaired, but they need help from drivers too.

"We're trying our best here. If they could just have patience with us working on the roads."

Along with patience, the crews are asking drivers to please slow down and drive safer in work zones.

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