NEW ENGLAND FLOODS. Great Damage to Railroads by the Surging Rivers. TOWNS PARTIALLY SUBMERGED.
ST. ALBANS, Vt., April 16. - The Winooski river is higher than it has been for twenty five years. The country for miles around is one vast sheet of water, many farms being partially of wholly flooded. Several villages are using boats and rafts as a means of moving about. Much damage had been done to bridges, and washouts have occurred in many places on both railroads and highways. The railroad between Proctor and Central Rutland for a distance of three miles is under water, and has been abandoned. Many of the residents of Northfield and Central Rutland have been driven from their dwellings, the water having reached the first stories. It is though that the water has reached its highest point...
At Rutland there was a steady downpour of rain for fifty-two hours, and a flood is prevailing in the western Vermont valley that is almost without parallel. All trains to Boston and stations over the Rutland railroad have been cancelled because of washouts and the loss of a bridge at Chester.
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