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Old 08-30-2011, 12:57 AM   #2416
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My hometown area out in Wesstern Mass got nailed hard too. The Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls is washed out. The whole downtown of Shelburne Falls was flooded. One building literally floated down the river.

As was said though, these tough Yankees just pick up their tools and start working to recover.


Hey E.C. did your little stream get crazy on you? I know you had serious run off this past spring.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:04 AM   #2417
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As best as I recall this was a tag for the Northern New England (or was is another TOR) Tag-O-Rama a while back. This is the Glory Hole - Harriman reservoir Readsboro VT. Does anyone have a link to the TOR photo?


I remember seeing those pics with that funnel quite a bit higher than the water level thinking it must be quite impressive when it's actually going over the top.

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My hometown area out in Wesstern Mass got nailed hard too. The Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls is washed out. The whole downtown of Shelburne Falls was flooded. One building literally floated down the river.

As was said though, these tough Yankees just pick up their tools and start working to recover.


Hey E.C. did your little stream get crazy on you? I know you had serious run off this past spring.
Irene was a minor irritation here compared to what I'm seeing in Vermont and other locales. Thankfully, our stream was a non-issue. :whew!
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:24 AM   #2418
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wow, the photos from vermont are unreal. We really got off lightly here- power out for about 18 hours and a few limbs down. My thoughts are with all of you there as you are recovering from all this.
Shoein and I have a trip planned to New York (ultimate destination is my grandparents who are about 1/2 hour south of Utica)- the route I had planned going to and from was through New Hampshire and Vermont- but now I am wondering if that is doable at all or if we should plan something different?
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:59 AM   #2419
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My hometown area out in Wesstern Mass got nailed hard too. The Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls is washed out. The whole downtown of Shelburne Falls was flooded. One building literally floated down the river.
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Oh no, this is terrible news, we were just enjoying that area at the Damn Yankee's rally a few weeks ago!
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:09 AM   #2420
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Seeing the pic of the guys shoveling mud off the floor really makes me shut up about my damp basement.

BTW, the Hopkinton-Everet riding area is closed right now. Not surprising considering it IS a flood control area. Just thought I would mention in case some of you were planning on any trail riding in the next week or so.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:02 AM   #2421
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Stopped by Quechee Gorge this morning on my way to work. Looking down river:




Looking up river:




Quechee covered bridge:




The other side of this real estate office is completely gone:



I spoke with some people who were in the process of cleaning up inside Simon Pearce. They said everything that was downstairs, pottery, glass blowing, power turbine, is toast. Fortunately the dining room upstairs and their showroom didn't receive much damage.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:04 PM   #2422
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Stopped by Quechee Gorge this morning on my way to work. Looking down river:


That is the gorge? But . . . but . . . but . . . Viewed from the Rt4 bridge? How could that be?

I was there a few weeks ago with the family and hiked most of its length. And I assume the dam is toast.

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Old 08-30-2011, 02:22 PM   #2423
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A friend and I were emailing about this yesterday, and the topic of school bus routes came up. With school starting shortly, winter not that far away, and busses being a bit awkward to maneuver on rural roads, the bus folks must be having a fun time trying to redesign their routes for the coming school year.

Royal PITA according to the local bus company dood here who's had to do it in the past. All kinds of factors you and I wouldn't even think of.

Wonder if some schools will have to delay start up due to damage and or logistics.

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Seeing the pic of the guys shoveling mud off the floor really makes me shut up about my damp basement.

BTW, the Hopkinton-Everet riding area is closed right now. Not surprising considering it IS a flood control area. Just thought I would mention in case some of you were planning on any trail riding in the next week or so.
Wet basements suck but muddy living rooms are even worse.

Thanks for the heads up on Hop-Ev. New clutch cable arrived but it hasn't gone in yet so I'm out.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:24 PM   #2424
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As best as I recall this was a tag for the Northern New England (or was is another TOR) Tag-O-Rama a while back. This is the Glory Hole - Harriman reservoir Readsboro VT. Does anyone have a link to the TOR photo?


That was me. Northern New England TOR 9/22/2009:



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Old 08-30-2011, 02:38 PM   #2425
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CLOSED!!! Another NH general store is gone .

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Old 08-30-2011, 02:54 PM   #2426
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Dang! That was a good'un. Small retail and small farming are being crushed.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:41 PM   #2427
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Dang! That was a good'un. Small retail and small farming are being crushed.
Stimulus, lost in the mail.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:19 PM   #2428
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I wonder what they'll do about the turbine. I hope they have enough insurance $$ to salvage it and get it running again.

That is / was one very cool set-up!!
Well the Hydro Turbine is still "on the premises", unlike all the glass blowing furnaces and pottery equipment.

My guess is Simon will have it back up and running in time.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:23 PM   #2429
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That is the gorge? But . . . but . . . but . . . Viewed from the Rt4 bridge? How could that be?

I was there a few weeks ago with the family and hiked most of its length. And I assume the dam is toast.

Yup, that was taken standing on the bridge on Rt. 4.

Are you referring to the dam upstream of the bridge? I went and looked at that this morning, figured it would be under water but it looks to be still intact. The Hartland dam is holding back most of the water at this point. Think I'll take a detour on my way to work tomorrow and have a look see.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:28 PM   #2430
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Did they evacuate all that stuff ahead of time?

Nope, it's somewhere down river. Along with 3 trucks from Dead River and many many propane/fuel tanks.
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