Mon, Sep 5, 2011 01:24 PM
The Killington community and the resort have pulled
together and the recovery from the floods that Hurricane Irene
brought is coming along slowly but surely. Kudos go out to all of
the volunteers in our community, both residents and visitors alike.
Thanks also to the National Guard who flew in needed supplies to
keep us going and to the staff at the Killington Elementary School
for providing community meals and shelter. It was much appreciated.
We will recover, the machinery has been working diligently, and a
huge amount of progress has been made in opening the roads. The
Town of Killington road crew managed by Ken Merrill has done an
outstanding job of fixing our town's roads and bridges. The
expectation and hope is that we will have drivable roads
toWoodstock and Rutland before long. The work continues at the
incident command center at the Killington Road Firehouse. If you
need assistance, call 422-FIRE and someone will help you with your
The Killington Resort's facilities are very quickly
on the mend, with most of the parking lots re-graded already and
work on the damaged Superstar Bar is ongoing, but please know that
the damage to the main building is very minimal. According to
Killington Resort's President Chris Nyberg, the resort will open
for skiing and riding on schedule with no delays, which is very
good news indeed! We all hope and pray and truly expect that the
roads will be in good shape for foliage season.
The Mountain Times website is completely up to date
on the latest updates from the Town of Killington, the State of
Vermont and FEMA, which remain fluid, so keep looking up our
website if you need any information on Killington or need any help
in any way or form!
Please be sure to check out this week's edition for
photos taken by Debbie Burke!!