Richmond Without Water, Heavy Rains Close Roads

Jun 10, 2015

Two schools are closed in Richmond this morning, as the town is dealing with a problem with the municipal water system that has left parts of the town without water. Richmond Elementary and Camel's Hump Middle School are both closed.

Officials say some home and businesses are without water, others have low water pressure. The town's water department is working on a fix for the problem, but they're not sure when water will be restored. Areas without water include East Main Street, Church Street, Esplanade, Farr Road, Jericho Road and Thompson Road.

There were many pockets of localized flooding in northwestern Vermont last night, following heavy rains. Some local roads in Richmond, Bolton and Duxbury are closed due to high water.

In Essex, the south end of Route 128 is closed as high water covers two bridges. Vermont State Police are asking drivers to use alternate routes.