Mon, Sep 5, 2011 12:04 PM
Irene Relief Updates, Sept. 4, 2011
Current as of 2:00 PM
Updates and information as it comes in will be posted on
Rt. 4 East:
The Vermont Agency of
Transportation (AOT) is making significant progress on Rt. 4 east
and west of Killington. AOT told us Route 4 East from Killington to
Bridgewater will be closed for construction from 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
There will be a police
escorted/assisted entrance to and exit from Killington twice a day.
Please drive carefully and yield to construction vehicles on all
roads. The schedule, which is subject to change, is:
Eastbound (from Killington to Bridgewater)
- 6:30 am
- 7:00 pm
Westbound (from Bridgewater to Killington)
- 6:00 am
- 6:30 pm
Rt. 4 West:
The road from Mendon to Rutland is
closed. Only emergency vehicles and recovery supply vehicles will
be allowed in at specific times. This is subject to change and
everyone is encouraged to plan alternate transportation routes to
avoid Mendon. Any requests to travel through this area MUST go
through Steve Finer at 422-FIRE.
Shuttles from Killington to
Journeys End will be limited over the next two days due to the
possibility of rain and trail degradation. There will be no
unauthorized motorized vehicles allowed on Journeys End. Travel on
the path should be for absolute necessities only over the next two
days. Therefore, the volunteer shuttle will not be available. If
you absolutely need a shuttle, please call 802-558-9110 or
802-775-7181 in advance.
After Tuesday, the normal shuttle
operation will continue to operate from Killington to Journey's End
Rd. and from Journey's End Rd. to Rutland from 7 am to 7 pm. A ½
mile walk through Journey's End Road is required. If you plan on
driving yourself, you should park at the Tyrol Motel - all cars
parked on the road will be towed.
*Please stay updated on information at KillingtonTown.com as this
information is weather-dependent and subject to change.*
Prescriptions (including those for pets):
Prescription deliveries will happen
only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You should call your pharmacy
and pay for your prescription by noon on any of these days and it
will be delivered by 3:30 pm to the Fire House.
This plan will also be in effect
for pets that need prescriptions from Eastwood Vet Clinic. Please
call and follow the same instructions, which include paying by noon
and asking it to be delivered to the Mendon Town Hall by
Thank you to all individuals and
businesses who have donated their time and resources to help us
rebuild essential roads. Before you do any construction or begin
any repairs at your home, business or road, you must take photos.
We need photos of the damage to document our damage for FEMA
applications and paperwork. You should save all photos and await
further instruction from the town.
Additionally, you should track all
your volunteer hours and donations made so that we may count these
towards FEMA costs. Businesses should send this information to
Jillian at the Killington Chamber of Commerce, and individuals
should maintain their own records and await further
*If you're not sure if you should track it, track it!*
FEMA Meeting for Individuals and Businesses:
Information sheets about the
procedures for registering with FEMA are available at
KillingtonTown.com. There will be an in-depth informational meeting
for FEMA-related procedures and questions tomorrow (Monday) at 3 pm
at the Killington Elementary School.Insurance and legal experts
will be on hand to help answer questions, and MB Neisner has
volunteered to help any business owner examine his or her contract
in order to assist with filing claims or working with FEMA at this
meeting and in future weeks.
All gas stations in town have gas
and are accessible during business hours without a police escort,
including the stations on Rt. 4.
Mail and Packages:
The Post Office will be open from
Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 9 at regularly scheduled
hours, 8:30 am - 4 pm. UPS will deliver on Rt. 4 and on the access
Rd, and will be at post office from 4 - 5 pm for pick up and drop
Vets from Eastwood Vet Clinic will
be in Town next Saturday afternoon between 3:30-4:30 pm. Please
call 422-FIRE if your pet needs assistance. A location is still
New Location for Comfort Center:
The comfort center has been moved
to the Butternut Inn. Please go here for food, water and supplies.
The Butternut's hours are 7 am - 5 pm today. Tomorrow, the hours
will be 9 am - 12 pm, and 6 - 8 pm. Future hours will be posted on
The Woodstock Union Middle School/High School is expected to open
on Tuesday, Sept. 6. AOT has coordinated bus schedule between
Killington and the school, the schedule is:
- Depart Killington Sports (formerly Shops at the Shack) at 6:30
- Return to Killington at 5:30- 6 pm.
Times are subject to change
Most sports and extracurricular
activities will be on hold for the first week of school; more
information will follow. Bottled water will be provided at the
school. The kitchen is shut down. A free lunch will be served, or
students may bring their own lunch.
For more information, please
go to www.wuhsms.org or call Eileen Godfrey at 802-236-7863. There
will be more updates regarding the schools by 9 am on Monday, Sept.
5 at KillingtonTown.com.