The Town of St. Johnsbury has sent help to Barre City to assist with recovery operations after major flooding this week. Two St. Johnsbury firefighters and two Department of Public Works (DPW) crew members left at 6:30 a.m. this morning and planned to work ten hours on Thursday. A second crew will head to Barre City on Friday. St. Johnsbury firefighters Dennis Farnham and Rich Plonski and DPW workers Ben Rutledge and Dan Smith are using the pumps to get water out of Barre City basements. On Friday, firefighters Dennis Morgan and Aaron Martin will head to Barre City along with DPW crew members Ruben Serrano and Gavin Doufor. Chief Reed said his firefighters responded immediately to his texts for help in Barre City, and then he worked with DPW Director Steve Beauregard to put the plan together. In addition to the water pumps, DPW also sent two large dump trucks to Barre City to haul stuff as needed.
- Customers with Morrisville Water and Light are under a DO NOT DRINK water advisory
- New housing is coming to St. Johnsbury