Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lake Champlain Flooding

I took a little drive down by the lake to see what I could see. What I found was flooding; just about everywhere. I grabbed my camera and shot the following photos.

Rte 36 - currently the road to nowhere

The following exert taken from Vermont.com

Current ALERTS for northern VT

Flood Warning
Date: 11:41 am EDT on May 17, 2011 Expires: 12:41 PM EDT on May 18, 2011
The Flood Warning continues for the Lake Champlain at Rouses Point. * At 11:00 am Tuesday the stage was 102.4 feet. * Flood stage is 100.0 feet. * Record flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast. * Forecast...Lake Champlain will continue rising to near 102.7 feet by early Thursday afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter. * Impact...at 102.5 feet...widespread severe flooding occurs. Lakeshore homes will be flooded and local roads will be inundated. In Vermont...the following highways will flood...Route 125 at Chimney Point...Route 36 in St. Albans...Route 7 near Highgate State Park...Route 129 from alburgh to Isle la Motte...Route 2 at The Sand Bar and between Route 78 and Route 129 in alburgh. In New York...the following highways will flood...Route 9 in Plattsburgh near Route 314...Route 9n near Route 185...and Route 185. Neiles

Current Forecast for northern VT

Rest of Today
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 50. East winds around 10 mph until midnight...becoming light and variable.
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds...becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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