For skiers worried about getting to their favorite mountain, Vermont officials don't want you to worry. The roads to "Killington are accessible, Stowe is fine," Sue Minter, Deputy Secretary for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said.
"We're basically a month into our recovery from Tropical Storm Irene," Minter said. "Of the over 500 miles [of road] that were damaged by the storm, today all but 13 miles are open in some capacity."
There are 20-odd miles of state road open only to emergency vehicles and some sections of road that the state has only opened one lane. The repairs on bridges and roads were "done very quickly to get them passable for winter."
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"While we've been able to get the vast majority of the system back up, some [roads] will take 8 to 10 weeks more [to repair]," Minter said.
Specifically, sections of Routes 107, 131 and 106 need more repair. Minter called one stretch of 131 "Cavendish Canyon," where flooding from the Black River carved out a 200-foot chasm.
"The vast majority of Vermont was not affected by Irene's flooding," Minter said. "We are definitely doing as much as we can to clarify that Vermont is open for business."
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Midwest and Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Severe storms will fire up Tuesday afternoon and evening, threatening outdoor activities and travel for many.
Powerful winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous mudslides will threaten Taiwan on Wednesday as Matmo moves across the island.
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Waterbury, CT (1926)
105 degrees -- record high for state.
Spokane, WA (1980)
Mt. St. Helen's erupted again; flash flood watch issued for 20 mile radius due to mud slides.
Heat wave continues; Ft. Worth, Waco and Wichita Falls all over 100 degrees for the 30th consecutive day. El Paso had its 40th consecutive day of 100 degree plus heat.