Town of Chelsea Storm Update

Thank you to our mighty town of Chelsea. As we recover from the recent severe weather, please continue to check on your neighbors, take care of our most vulnerable, and assume the best in everyone. We are aware that some residents are without electricity or phone access. We also know that some residents cannot currently access resources due to road closures. We are in the process of reaching out to residents to ensure safety and prioritize medical needs. 

In the event that you are unable to access basic needs (i.e. food, water, or medications) please call 802-369-9229 or email If your call is not answered, please provide us with your full name, address, needs/questions, and contact information.

We are coordinating with our local road crew, the Chelsea Fire Department, First Branch Ambulance, utility companies, contractors, and the state of Vermont to address safety concerns, first and foremost. PLEASE FIND INFORMATION & RESOURCES BELOW:


  • Dial 211, text your zip code to 211, or visit
  • If you are in an emergency, dial 911.
  • If your basement has been flooded, please contact the Chelsea Fire Station non-emergency contact at 685-3112.


For individuals who have evacuated, please consider the following options for shelter:


New England 511 We suggest you access this website for road closure information. The state is doing the best it can to keep it updated.

Local Roads Status:
  • Access has been restored to the upper end of Upper Village Rd and South Washington Rd and Corinth Rd. 
  • Doyle Rd has been temporarily restored.
  • Moxley Bridge is closed for the foreseeable future.
  • Williamstown/Chelsea Rd- in progress, currently impassable.
  • Jenkins Brook is passable. 
  • East Randolph Rd is passable. 
  • Brook Rd is passable.

If you have knowledge of a Chelsea road that requires repair, please contact 802-369-9229. We are doing our best to keep a current list of road conditions, including washouts and closures.

Current river levels and forecast:


Per the Chelsea Selectboard, there is currently a BOIL WATER NOTICE in the town of Chelsea until further notice. See full notice here.

The Chelsea wastewater system is operating at maximum capacity – PLEASE DO NOT DISCHARGE PUMPS LINES INTO THE TOWN SEWER SYSTEM. 

Basement pumps, sump pumps, and the like need to be discharged outdoors.

If you need your basement pumped, contact the Chelsea Fire Station non-emergency number at 802-685-3112.

Road Closure and Evacuation Update

Chelsea Village experienced extensive flooding overnight. Residents in the village have been advised to evacuate and take shelter at the United Church of Chelsea. We will continue to update this page as we learn more.

Please continue to monitor weather reports and be mindful of water levels in rivers and streams. Stay off the roads if you do not need to travel and do not drive or walk through flood water as strong currents or unseen washouts may sweep you or your car away.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911. If you have a non-emergent question, contact Tracy Simon (Chelsea’s Emergency Management Director) at 802-839-0522.

If you have information about local road and bridge conditions or closures, please contact Jesse Kay at

For the latest road closure updates, please visit

Orange County Road Closings

  • VT-14 in Williamstown in the Williamstown Gulf is CLOSED due to flooding.
  • VT-14 in Brookfield is CLOSED from Brown Drive to Tripp RD due to flooding
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  • VT-65 in Brookfield Floating Bridge over Sunset Lake is CLOSED due to flooding
  • VT-14 in Randolph is CLOSED between Clay Wright Rd and S Randolph Rd due to flooding. 
  • VT-14 in East Randolph north of VT-66 is CLOSED to all traffic due to flooding. Closures also likely to extend into Brookfield.
  • VT-64 In Williamstown from junction of VT-14 to I-89 is closed due to flooding. 
  • VT-110 is CLOSED in Washington Village due to flooding
  • VT-110 in Washington is down to one lane near Richardson Rd due to flooding. 
  • VT-25 in Topsham near Waits River Valley School is CLOSED due to flooding. 
  • VT-25 in Topsham at Waits River Valley School to Brook Rd in Corinth is CLOSED due to flooding. 
  • VT-14 in Vershire is CLOSED between Darling Hill Rd and Vershire Center Rd due to flooding 
  • VT-113 in Vershire is CLOSED near Beaver Meadow Rd due to flooding.

Washington County Road Closings

  • Berlin State Highway between VT-62 and US-302 is CLOSED to all traffic due to flooding at the bottom of the highway near US-302 
  • VT-62 EB at Hospital Hill (Airport Rd & Berlin State Hwy) is CLOSED to VT-62 EB traffic into Barre and WB traffic via Berlin State Hwy into Berlin/Montpelier to US-302. 
  • VT-62 in Berlin from Airport Rd to US-302 is CLOSED due to flooding. 
  • I-89 NB at Exit 8 is CLOSED due to flooding 
  • I-89 NB from Exit 7 to Exit 9 is CLOSED to ALL TRAFFIC due to flooding.
  • I-89 NB just north of Exit 8 in Montpelier is closed to ONE LANE due to water
  • I-89 SB from Exit 9 to Exit 8 is CLOSED due to flooding 
  • VT-12A South of Roxbury village between Railroad Ave and Sullivan Hill Rd is CLOSED due to flooding. 
  • VT-12A in Roxbury is CLOSED in both directions from Railroad Ave to Sullivan Hill Rd. 
  • VT-12 in Worcester at Ledge Rd is CLOSED due to flooding 
  • The Waterbury Park and Ride off Lincoln St in Waterbury is CLOSED due to high water. 
  • VT-12 in Berlin at Chase Rd is CLOSED due to flooding. 
  • VT-12 in Berlin between Slayton Ave and Weston St is CLOSED due to flooding 
  • VT-12 in Worchester north of Mill Rd near Tavern Farm is now CLOSED due to flooding. 
  • US-2 in Middlesex near Lower Barnett Hill Rd is closed due to flooding.
  • Route 302 at the intersection of Route 2 to Sherwood Drive is now closed. We will update as soon as it is reopened 
  • US-2 in Marshfield is CLOSED between Plainfield Village and Nasmith Brook Rd due to flooding State Street from Bailey Avenue to Graves Street is closed 
  • State Street in Montpelier from Bailey Avenue to Graves Street is closed 
  • US-2 in East Montpelier between Gallison Hill Rd and Muddy Brook Rd is CLOSED due to flooding
  • US-302 in Barre Town from Old Route 302 to the roundabout is CLOSED due to flooding.
  • US-2 in Waterbury near Farrs Field (West of Waterbury) is CLOSED due to flooding 
  • US-2 Marshfield near Folsom Hill Road is CLOSED due to a mudslide. 
  • US-2 immediately west of the Village of Marshfield is CLOSED due to flooding 
  • US-2 in Marshfield at Beaver Meadow Road is CLOSED due to flooding and debris/mud
  • US-2 in Duxbury is CLOSED between VT-100 and VT-100B due to Flooding. 
  • US-302 in Orange near Reservoir Road is CLOSED due to flooding. 
  • VT-14 in Calais at Pekin Brook Road is CLOSED due to flooding.
Emergency Shelters

If you need to evacuate or are unable to return to your home, see below for a listing of emergency shelters for Vermonters. Our local emergency shelter is at the United Church of Chelsea

For people impacted by flooding in Vermont, below is a list of emergency shelters confirmed by Vermont Public.