Shumlin: "We're Going To Be Digging Out For A Long Time"

08/29/11 8:04AM By Mitch Wertlieb, Melody Bodette
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A supermarket parking lot is flooded with rain water from Tropical Storm Irene in Bennington on Sunday
Vermonters are dealing with widespread flooding this morning, after Tropical Storm Irene brought between 4 to 7 inches of rain on Sunday.

Transportation officials say 260 roads have been washed out. Bridges have been carried down rivers, including several covered bridges.

And one person has died. A 21-year-old woman was washed downstream in the Deerfield River in Wilmington. Her body has been recovered, but police are not releasing her name at this time.

Schools are closed around the state, state workers are being told to stay home as well.

Governor Peter Shumlin has been monitoring the damage and spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about the situation.


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