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A Vermont House committee is still working on legislation that would ban driving on flooded roadways and allow cities and towns to charge drivers when they do so and need to be rescued.

The House Transportation Committee discussed the matter on Tuesday and sent it back to legislative staff for some changes.

Committee Vice Chairman David Potter of Clarendon says work will continue after the panel’s chairman, Rep. Pat Brennan of Colchester, returns from a trip to Japan.

Vermont police agencies routinely warn people during floods not to drive through standing water, partly because it may be hiding a washed-out road. But too many instances of such behavior by drivers prompted the legislation.

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