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Jan 13, 8:57 AM EST

Shelter opening in Vermont after flooding

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) -- The American Red Cross is opening an evacuation center in northern Vermont for residents who are leaving their homes due to flooding.

Heavy rain overnight led to flooding in Swanton. Some roads were closed Friday night, including Route 78, and the New Hampshire-Vermont chapter of the Red Cross was opening an evacuation shelter at Missiquoi Valley Union Middle-High School on Saturday morning.

The Red Cross also is monitoring rivers with ice jams that could cause flooding, including the Winooski River near Montpelier, the Pemigewasset River in Woodstock, New Hampshire and Plymouth, New Hampshire, and the Saco River in Conway, New Hampshire.

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