BRANDON, Vt. — A flood-prone road has reopened to Vermont residents but still requires paving before it can reopen for the general public.

The Brandon-area Newton Road was damaged in a devastating summer storm washing it out four weeks ago. The Rutland Herald reports ( ) town officials are still working with the state to determine how to fix the section of the river that flooded.

Town Manager David Atherton says it doesn’t make sense to pave the road until the river issue is fixed. He says the town will pave it, but needs to ensure the town’s infrastructure is protected first.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced Thursday the state would seek federal disaster funding to make repairs to public infrastructure, such as Newton Road.

Information from: Rutland Herald,

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