first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is continuing to protect the roads from flooding effects, particularly around Lake Champlain and the Islands. While lake levels have crested and are beginning to recede, strong winds from the north are now continuing to affect some roads.  VTrans is monitoring the situation, and taking immediate action when needed to shore up the roads affected.  Traffic controls are also in place to assist construction vehicles for road improvement operations that continue throughout the day in some areas.  Delays can be expected along Route 2 between Milton and the Islands.  Travelers are cautioned to please drive slowly and, if possible, to avoid the area during commuting times.  Road work is expected to continue throughout the area until at least Wednesday. Road Updates as of Monday, 4 pm: Ongoing Areas of Concern: Route 2 / Sandbar / Causeway:   Water is still over the road surface (up to 6 inches in some areas), and travel is slow.  VTrans has completed installation of jersey barriers which are intended to delineate the edge of the roadway and keep debris out of the travel way.  Crews have armored the south side of the causeway with large stone and are currently working on armoring the north side of the causeway.  Crews expect to be done with armoring the causeway by Wednesday. Route 2 / City Bay  and Carry Bay:  Crews have worked to armor portions of the banks with large stone.  Armoring work is complete for now, but is being monitored. Route 2 / Alburgh-North Hero Bridge / ‘Mother’s Bend’:  Crews have worked to armor portions of the banks with large stone.  Armoring work is complete for now, but is being monitored. Route 2 / Just north of Alburgh-North Hero Bridge:  Crews have installed jersey barrier and built up the roadbed with crushed stone.  The work is done, and the area is being monitored. Route 78 / Swanton:  Crews continue to armor the banks with large stone, and build berms to keep debris out of the road.  Crews expect to be done with the armoring by Wednesday.  Delineators have been installed to define the edge of the roadway.  Road is now clear of water. Route 129 / Ilse La Motte:  Traffic down to one lane as crews continue to armor the causeway with large stone, and build berms to keep debris out of the road.  Crews expect to be done with the armoring by Wednesday.  Areas with water over the road are being constantly monitored. Travelers should proceed with caution. Route 17 in Chimney Point (previously closed) remains open. I-89 Southbound in Milton reduced to one-lane traffic due to instability of the right lane. Route 118 between Montgomery and Belvidere is down to one lane in  multiple locations. These are extended events that will last until further notice. Route 122 in Lyndon, between the Interstate and Wheelock Road, is down to one lane due to slope failure.  This will be an extended event that will last until further notice. Route 114 between Canaan and Island Pond, through Norton, is down to one lane in several areas due to multiple slope failures. State Road Closures: Route 7 / Highgate / ‘Tyler Place’:   Closed due to flooding and debris.  Area is being monitored and we anticipate being able to open the road later in the week. Route 36 in St. Albans, between Georgia Shore Road and McQuam Road, is closed due to flooding. Motorists are advised to avoid this section of roadway. We anticipate an extended closure. Route 125 near Chimney Point is closed approximately 13 miles west of Middlebury.  Smugglers Notch, Jeffersonville to Stowe, remains closed, weather pending. Note that the Chimney Point and Grand Isle ferries are still running on schedule.last_img read more


Loading… Manchester United are relaxed about the transfer issues surrounding Odion Ighalo’s future at Old Trafford because of one player at the club. Odion Ighalo believes football must come secondary to health amid the coronavirus crisis Manchester United are relaxed about the prospect of losing Odion Ighalo back to his parent club Shanghai Shenhua next week because Marcus Rashford has resumed training again. Ighalo has performed well during his loan at United and has scored four goals in eight appearances in all competitions. The 30-year-old Nigerian international joined on a six-month loan deal in January from Shanghai Shenhua. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left shorthanded in attack after Rashford suffered a back injury against Wolves after coming on as a substitute. It was a costly decision for the Norweigan as the 22-year-old has not played since the third round FA Cup clash on January 15. United then paid Shanghai Shenhua a reported £3million to take Ighalo on loan on deadline day. The Red Devils would like to extend his current loan spell until the end of the season, however, Shanghai Shenhua will only allow this if they sign him on a permanent deal, with the Chinese club setting a price of around £20m. United appear unwilling to meet this valuation and according to Sky Sports, the club are relaxed about the situation because Rashford has now resumed training. “As far as Ighalo goes, I think there is a relaxed mood from Manchester United,” Sky Sports reporter James Cooper said outside the club’s Carrington training complex. “The facts of the matter are that his contract comes to end next Friday, May 31. “There is a will from Manchester United to keep the player, I think equally Shanghai Shenhua would like the player back in China playing for them. Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art “The relaxed attitude that comes from Manchester United, is that Marcus Rashford is now fit and so there is less need for Ighalo. “But I think all things being equal United would like to keep him.” The current suspension of football has not only allowed Rashford time to recover, but also Paul Pogba. The 27-year-old has faced the majority of this campaign on the sidelines as an ankle injury has limited him to just eight appearances in all competitions. United are currently fifth in the league and are three points off fourth-placed Chelsea. They are also facing a FA Cup quarter-finals match against Norwich City and have a 5-0 first-leg lead over LASK in the Round of 16 in the Europa League. However, United are confident both Rashford and Pogba will be fit and ready to play when the season resumes. “The other benefit of course of this long break is that Paul Pogba is fit and ready,” Cooper added. read also:Odion Ighalo opens up on Manchester United future “United went into this break on an 11-game unbeaten run and you’ve got to say they are probably in finer fettle, in terms of personnel, than they were when coronavirus wasn’t amongst us. “So Ighalo up in the air, but with Rashford and Pogba back, Manchester United are enjoying the sunshine.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 read more