Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:32:21 GMT
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer will be expanded to one hour Tuesday night. According to ABC News, the 1 hour telecast will provide information about the Oklahoma tornado. ABC22 will go on-air at 7:30More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:46 GMT
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. This project would essentially connect Pine Street and Battery Street at the Kilburn intersection, cuttingMore >>
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:07:08 GMT
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer. The judge says difference of opinion is not enough to substitute new counsel. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
WILLISTON, Vt. -
A fresh coat of snow made for less than perfect driving conditions. You may have seen me on our morning show. I was keeping an eye on the roads from the Williston Rest Area.
All day Friday, snow continuously fell, making 89 more of a ski slope than an Interstate.
"I just stay in the right lane and do 45 or 50 and go slow, if people want to go by me, let them go," Randy Roy said, who attempted the snowy roads.
Even though the area anticipated a winter storm, traffic was steady. VTrans kept one, middle lane clear. In less than an hour, I saw four snow plows. I caught up with one of the drivers.
"We do have a night crew ready to go for tonight, we'll have our tow plows out in the two areas that we have them, and we'll have 24 hour coverage," George McCool said.
VTrans says this light, fluffy and dry snow is good for their snow plows, so, it's not a worst case scenario.
But even though this is Vermont, and we're used to this stuff, the snowy roads left several people in the ditch. Vermont State Police and tow truck drivers no doubt put in full days.
"We saw two or three other ones off the road, in the median on the way up," Roy said.
Randy Roy who commutes from Barre to Burlington witnessed a bad crash near Bolton, leaving traffic backed up for miles.
"There was a pretty good accident in the southbound lane coming down; I saw a car that was pretty badly mangled."
The slushy side roads also gave people even more trouble. So be safe on the roads or better yet, stay close to home if you can.
Again, leave early and drive slowly!
On days like these with continuous snowfall, VTrans says they just keep going round and round to keep the roads as safe as possible.
You can always call 511 to find out how the roads you're planning to travel will be.