After Weekend Ice Jams Cause Flooding, Two Vermont Towns Are Assessing Damages

 Thursday, January 18, 2018

 VPR News

Residents around the region are recovering after ice jams clogged some rivers and caused flooding over the weekend. The ice jams resulted from a wild temperature swing and mix of rain and snow. Two towns in Vermont were particularly hard hit: Johnson and Swanton. In Johnson, the Lamoille River flooded parts of the downtown on Saturday. Several apartment buildings were evacuated and Route 15 was closed. Inventory and refrigeration units were damaged at Johnson’s Sterling Market, but Town Manager Brian Story says the store plans to be back open in a limited capacity by next week.