- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The National Weather Service is continuing its flood warnings for the Barton River in northern Vermont’s Orleans County.

Flood stage on the river is 8 feet, and as of Tuesday afternoon it was nearing that level. Forecasters predicted that the river would rise to nearly 8.4 feet by late Wednesday morning. It’s expected to stay at or above flood stage Thursday morning.

In the Orleans and Coventry areas, the Barton River is expected to cause some flooding of Maple Street and the River Road between Orleans and Coventry Station. Extensive field and lowland flooding are expected.

Officials are renewing their regular warnings about seeking higher ground at the first signs of rising water, obeying road signs and never trying to drive through flooded areas.

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