GM Blog: Travel Info

Friday, September 9, 2011

Storm Update and Travel Information

We would like to sincerely thank all of the second homeowners, season passholders and Mount Snow Valley enthusiasts who have reached out to our towns since Tropical Storm Irene.  Your sentiments, donations and assistance have been overwhelming and so encouraging.  We have heard from many of you that you want to come back to Vermont to help out and to check on your homes.  Our roads infrastructure has been severely compromised but we are happy to announce that we feel that several routes can now offer safe access to our valley.  Honestly, our roads are not ready to handle the crowds that we would experience during a typical foliage weekend but if you would like to come up to volunteer with the relief efforts or check on your home, please use the following routes:

 

Recommended Driving Routes – please check back before traveling.  Conditions are changing by the hour and we will try to keep this info updated.

 

9/8/11 Route 9 Update from the State of VT
The storm knocked out a bridge along Route 9 in Woodford, which severed the critical east-west travel corridor between Bennington and Brattleboro. Also, the stretch of Route 9 between West Brattleboro and Wilmington suffered considerable damage and was closed. By this weekend, and possibly as early as Friday (9/9), we will reopen the bridge and open the road to two-lanes of traffic along the entire Rt 9 corridor.  People should still expect to find work zones along Route 9, and some stretches will be dirt road. There will be delays and detours, especially through Wilmington which was severely impacted.

 

Note about downtown Wilmington: Route 9 West Main Street Wilmington
CLOSED from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. OPEN from 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM

 

Alternative Routes

From Bennington, VT

Take 7S through Pownal, Williamstown to North Adams MA

In North Adams follow Rt 100 N/8 through Stamford and Heartwellville all the way to Rt 9

Take a right onto Rt 9 E

Follow to the outskirts of Wilmington, VT

Please be advised that downtown Wilmington is closed during the day for construction

 

Chimney Hill Detour will get you to Dover, VT

9 E after you pass the Harriman Reservoir Marina (on your right) take a left into Chimney Hill

Follow Haystack Rd through Chimney hill and take a right onto Ray Hill Rd

Take left onto Mann Rd, passing the Haystack Golf Course down the hill to the intersection of Mann and Cold brook Rd

Turn left to go to Dover and turn right to go to Wilmington

 

From I 91 Greenfield

Take I91 to Greenfield, MA - exit

Enter the rotary and exit onto Rte 2 West

After about 3.5 miles, turn right onto the Colrain/Shelburne Rd – which becomes Greenfield Rd

Continue onto Rte 112 North

In Jacksonville – take Rte 100 North

When you arrive at Rte 9 in Wilmington – take a left onto Rte 100N /Rte 9W

In Wilmington, turn right, continuing on Rte 100N

Mount Snow will be approximately 9 miles on the left – take the second entrance towards “all resort services”.

 

To Volunteer for Wilmington Relief EffortsAll volunteer assignments and passes, along with masks and gloves, are being distributed from the Chamber of Commerce office at 14 East Main St (the Split Ends building).FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP:

All volunteer assignments and passes, along with masks and gloves, are being distributed from the Chamber of Commerce office at 14 East Main St (the Split Ends building). All volunteer assignments and passes, along with masks and gloves, are being distributed from the Chamber of Commerce office at 14 East Main St (the Split Ends building).

Parking at the Chamber office is limited; please take the Moover into town, or find alternate parking.

On Saturday and Sunday - please park at Twin Valley High School and walk over to the Chamber office.

We anticipate that we will mainly need "heavy lifters" and people who can do physical work and don't mind getting dirty.  We will probably have some "lighter-duty" spots for people, but we will not know until later in the week.

More information and updates will be posted on www.wilmingtonvermont.uswww.visitvermont.com, and www.vtrecovery.com as it becomes available.

If you have tools (hammers, drills, crowbars, etc) or wheelbarrows they will be useful.  Please wear sturdy boots, long pants & sleeves and bring work gloves to wear over the ones being provided, which are a thin "safety" type, not work gloves.

If you have a tractor with front loader or a pick up please let us know - these are very helpful.



All volunteer assignments and passes, along with masks and gloves, are being distributed from the Chamber of Commerce office at 14 East Main St (the Split Ends building).FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP:Many businesses are open and would love to see you!

DOVER:  All businesses open!

Please click here to see of all businesses that are open – thank you Chamber for keeping this list current.

http://www.visitvermont.com/deerfield-valley-hurricane-information/post-irene-open-businesses

 

 


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