Repairing bridges damaged by Tropical Storm Irene has posed challenges for many cities and towns. In Halifax, town officials continue to evaluate the
status of a number of bridges undermined by Irene’s floodwaters.
Vermont towns have been grappling with the cost of clean-up
and repairs from Tropical Storm Irene. They’re
hoping most of the tab will be paid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but it’s a slow process.
The Agency of Transportation is almost finished
repairing state roads that were swept away by Irene. But officials are concerned about how they’ll
hold up come spring, and in many towns dozens of bridges and sections of
road are still closed.
Cities and towns across Vermont have begun to receive checks from
FEMA to help them repair Tropical Storm Irene damage. The amounts are
just a drop in the bucket for many communities. But town officials are struggling to pay for
multi-million dollar repairs, and they’re happily taking the money.