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March 14, 2017

VT EOC 10 p.m. Update

Final update until Wednesday morning unless conditions warrant


Vermont State Emergency Operations Center

Press Release

March 14, 2017

10:00 p.m.

 

Contacts:

VT DPS: Mark Bosma, 802-839-6717

VTrans: Communications office, 802-498-5988

 

10 p.m. Winter Storm Update

 

  • Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 11 a.m. Wednesday for the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
  • Winter Storm Warning for remainder of state continues until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.
  • Crown Point Bridge in Addison has re-opened.
  • VSP is strongly recommending drivers remain off the roadways.  If you must drive, please be prepared for blizzard conditions and drive appropriately for conditions. 
  • If you do slide off the road, call for help and stay with your car until that help arrives.  Ensure your tailpipe is clear of snow.
  • The Vermont State Police ask that you please NOT call emergency dispatch or 911 to determine road or traffic conditions.  During major weather events, dispatchers are busy handling emergency calls and supporting first responders.  Please visit http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/ or http://vtrans.vermont.gov/operations/winter for road information or call 2-1-1.  You can also get road, weather, and other alerts sent to you through Vermont Alert: http://vtalert.gov.
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) continues to be a concern.  CO is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause flu-like illness or death. Symptoms of CO poisoning are like the flu and include nausea, headache, and dizziness.  If you feel these symptoms, leave the home and call for help.
  • Ensure all heating vents are clear of snow as a blocked vent can create a buildup of CO in the home, never use a generator indoors, and always have working CO and Smoke detectors in your home and in all living areas.
  • Check on neighbors, especially those who are elderly or who may otherwise need special assistance.  Be sure their heating vents are clear of snow, and during a prolonged weather event that they have heat, electricity and any needed medical supplies.
  • Take it easy while shoveling. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack—a major cause of death during the winter.

 

Information and safety resources:

 

For weather, road, or emergency updates sent directly to your e-mail or cell phone sign up for Vermont Alert: http://www.vtalert.gov.

Forecast information: www.weather.gov/btv or www.weather.gov/aly.

DEMHS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vermontemergencymanagement

DEMHS on Twitter: twitter.com/vemvt (@vemvt)

Vermont State Police on Twitter: @vtstatepolice

Vermont State Police on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VermontStatePolice/

VTrans on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vtransontheroad

VTrans on Twitter: twitter.com/511vt (@511vt)

Vermont Department of Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthVermont/

Vermont Department of Health on Twitter: twitter.com/healthvermont (@HealthVermont)

National Weather Service Burlington on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSBurlington/

National Weather Service Burlington on Twitter: (@NWSBurlington)

National Weather Service Albany on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSAlbany/

National Weather Service Albany on Twitter: (@NWSAlbany)

 

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Mark Bosma

Public Information Officer

VT Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

(802) 839-6717

http://vtalert.gov