One Vermont Town Still Left Isolated By Irene

08/31/11 10:04AM Peter Biello

Vermont Emergency Management officials say all but one of the state's communities left isolated by flooding have been reached by ground crews.

Crews hope to reach the last community, Wardsboro, this morning.

VEM spokesman Robert Stirewalt says the crude roads punched through to the isolated communities are not for general use. They're only passable by emergency vehicles.

Helicopters from the Illinois National Guard will be delivering supplies by air to stranded communities.

Meanwhile, phone service has been restored to Pittsfield, one of the state's hardest hit towns.

Technicians from FairPoint Communications used four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs and walked to reach Pittsfield and restore phone service.


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