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Hurricane damages Vermont campgrounds

first_imgIrene has had a devistating effect on Vermont. The following is a brief report on how the Vermont Campgrounds have fared.Peter Daniels, Executive Director of the Vermont Campground Association, reports that they have two campgrounds that have suffered total flooding. Camping on the Battenkill in Arlington will not be able to access the damage until the river recedes. They may not be able to open this fall. Abel Mountain in Braintree has also suffered severe damage when the river flooded the campground and destroyed their office and bathhouses. All the utilities will need rebuilding. They may not be even able to open next year. Horseshoe Acres in Andover has already brought in heavy equipment and outside contractors to open up for the weekend. Rivers Bend in Middlebury saw half of their campground flooded,including the bathhouse and laundry, but are now open and ready for the weekend.The remainder of VCA’s 74 member campgrounds across the state remain open for business. Some are working to clean up flooding over parts of the campground or cleaning up downed trees, but are ready for visitors. There may be roads closed to some of these campgrounds, so campers should call ahead for up to date information on road conditions.Vermont Campground [email protected](link sends e-mail)www.campvermont.com(link is external)last_img

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