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Propane tanker crash leads to fire, road closures, and evacuations in Vermont
Vermont (WRGB) — A fiery crash closed several routes and multiple schools Monday morning when a propane tanker truck went off a bridge in Irasburg. According to police as of 11 a.m., multiple roads were still closed, with evacuations taking place in Irasburg and Coventry after a propane tanker crash, which caused a fire Monday morning.
Effective Emergency Response Averts Disaster in Irasburg Propane Tanker Incident
On the morning of December 4, 2023, a propane tanker veered off the Vermont Route 14 bridge into the Black River in Irasburg, igniting a fire and causing widespread alarm. Local emergency services responded with alacrity to the incident, which occurred around 6:50 a.m., averting what could have been a catastrophic explosion. The prompt establishment of a one-mile evacuation perimeter and the use of drones to assess the damage to the tanker - which revealed a puncture rather than a full breach - showcased an effective response strategy in action.
Police: Man hurt in suspected DUI car vs. pedestrian
A pedestrian is in the hospital after an alleged DUI crash. Just after 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Vermont State police responded to a report of a car versus pedestrian on Main Street in Orleans.
Police arrest two people in connection to Johnson home burglary
Two people have been arrested by the Lamoille County Sheriff's Department after an investigation into a burglary that happened Saturday night, December 2nd.
Vermont’s 1st ‘social detox bed’ offers safe space for recovery
NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) - A first-of-its-kind recovery center is aimed at bridging the gap between the emergency room and inpatient drug treatment. Those treatment beds are consistently full across Vermont, but this program offers what’s being called Vermont’s only “social detox bed.”. Opioid use is a problem...
Brownington man arrested for DUI #2 after single-vehicle incident
BROWNINGTON — A Brownington man was taken into custody late Friday evening after his vehicle was found off the roadway on Schoolhouse Road amid cloudy weather and intermittent snow. Vermont State Police responded to the scene at approximately 10:02 p.m. to find a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado without damage and...
Police search for two accused of stealing dump truck
Johnson, VT- The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department is searching for two people in connection to a store burglary that caused more than $12,000 in damages. Police responded to the River Valley Store on Rte 100c in Johnson just after 6 a.m. Sunday morning. Video from the store shows the suspects, later identified as Dilian Jiron, […]
Lamoille sheriff probes early morning burglary at Johnson store
JOHNSON — The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at the River Valley Store that occurred early Sunday morning, officials said. The front door window was shattered and twp people seen entering throught the window. Sgt. Watson of the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department is leading the...
Climate Change and Its Impact on New England Winter Storms
A recent winter storm swept through New England on a Monday, leaving significant snowfall and widespread disruption in its wake. Areas across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont experienced more than 15 centimeters of snow, with Greensboro, Vermont, recording a peak of 12.3 inches. The heavy snow led to over 36,000 power outages and treacherous travel conditions, including a severe incident involving a propane tanker in Irasburg, Vermont, which caught fire after sliding off a bridge. Despite the immediate evacuation, including two schools, the risk of a major explosion was mitigated when a puncture in the tanker's tank was found, allowing the fire to burn out safely.
Gov. Phil Scott celebrates Vermont tree industry at annual tree cutting
MORRISTOWN, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott spent Monday morning at Paine's Christmas Trees in Morristown. Joined by Vermont's Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts, Scott inspected several trees before cutting down two for his home and one for his office. "The shape is important to me, the fullness is...
Weekly Safety Report: Police Chase and Assault Incidents Impact Orleans County, Vermont
This week in Orleans County, Vermont, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involved a police chase in Newport, resulting in a jail sentence for a Coventry man. The second incident is an ongoing investigation into an assault at C&C Market in Barton.
nan, VT Residents: Your Future Cats Best Friend Awaits!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of nan..
Curfew Enforcement Debate Ignited by Vermont Incident
A recent incident in Derby, Vermont, has brought the complex issue of curfew enforcement into the spotlight. On a Thursday night, Paul Therrien, a 47-year-old Newport resident, was apprehended for violating his court-ordered curfew. Alerted to an unwanted presence at a Derby Line home around 9:09 p.m., Vermont State Police determined that Therrien had failed to adhere to his 24-hour curfew conditions. After processing at the Derby barracks, he was released with a court citation for the curfew breach, the details of which, along with the initial charges, are yet undisclosed due to privacy considerations.
Weekly Safety Report: DUI Rollover Crash and Suspended License Violation in Lyndon, Vermont
Two incidents occurred in Lyndon, Vermont this week. The first incident involved a single-vehicle rollover on Lynburke Rd, resulting in a DUI charge for a local man. The driver lost control of the vehicle due to negligent operation. The second incident involved a 39-year-old man who was arrested for driving with a suspended license and violating conditions of his release during a traffic stop near US-5 and Mattocks Park Lane.
Operation Fire Cuffs is more than just a tradition
Burlington, VT – The 13th Annual Operation Fire Cuffs, a joint effort to collect toys and gift cards for children at the University of Vermont Medical Center, has been scheduled for December 21. New and unwrapped toys and gift cards will be delivered to the hospital by members of the Vermont State Police, Burlington Fire […]
Morrisville school officials push back on alleged stabbing
The superintendent of the Lamoille South Supervisory Union and the school district chair said students feel safe at Peoples Academy and offered additional details about the incident in a letter to the community. Read the story on VTDigger here: Morrisville school officials push back on alleged stabbing.
Coventry board wants to balance fire budget
COVENTRY — At its meeting on November 20 the select board here looked at a few items necessary to getting the budget for next year prepared. Members discussed the cost of fire fighting services. Changes were suggested in how payments to the two departments that serve Coventry should be divided.
Remembering the Historic Arctic Front of 1940 that Set Early Season Records
Sunrise: 7:08 AM Sunset: 4:12 PM Length of the day: 9 hours 4 minutes An early season arctic front dropped temperatures throughout the day on this date in 1940. Readings fell from 13 above zero to 15 below zero in Burlington by midnight, and set early season records the next morning, including –27 in St. Johnsbury, -31 in Chelsea, and –34 in Enosburg Falls. No other records approach the severity of this cold until mid-month.Visit here for more details.
Drones becoming key tool for Vt. law enforcement
ROYALTON, Vt. (WCAX) - When a vulnerable person is missing, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Along with searches on the ground, the Vermont State Police and other agencies are increasingly turning to technology in the sky to bring people to safety. One grateful Franklin County family witnessed this summer first-hand what the state’s drone team can do.
Single-goal win for Massachusetts-Lowell over Vermont Catamounts
Road-team Massachusetts-Lowell seized a win against Vermont Catamounts. The team won 2-1 on Sunday. Both teams are back in action on Friday, with the Catamounts hosting the Garnet Chargers at 6 p.m. CST and the River Hawks visiting the Crusaders at 6:15 p.m. CST.