Vermont's Amazing Fall Colors -- Don't Let Hurricane Irene Spoil Your Trip!
The State of Vermont has been the center of much of the news about Hurricane Irene. Flooding from the hurricane was especially devastating to Vermont because so many towns and roads are located along the riverbeds of steep, narrow valleys.
Irene Spared Higher Elevations -- Fall Colors Will Begin Soon
Northern Vermont is relatively more mountainous than the lower portion of the state. Although rainfall from Irene was severe statewide, flooding from runoff created more damage to towns and roads in the middle and southern portions of the state.
Fall colors are now beginning to arrive at the very highest elevations. Those planning travel to see Vermont's fall colors in the higher elevations will have very little impediment from damaged roads or bridges.
Use These Online Tools to Plan Your Trip
Although many roads and bridges remain blocked from flood damage, most areas of the state are accessible via alternate routes. The following are helpful links that give:
Vermont Foliage in Irene's Aftermath
A number of the roads and bridges damaged from Hurricane Irene have been repaired and ready for travel. A forum has been established to provide very detailed information regarding the quality of roads connecting Vermont's areas of foliage. For specific information visit http://www.foliage-vermont.com/