- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BRANDON, Vt. (AP) - Construction is almost complete for a 230-foot-long tunnel that will carry the Neshobe River under a Vermont community for future floods.

The Rutland Herald (https://bit.ly/2pgLEAr ) reports work on the $2.38 million overflow culvert in Brandon is scheduled to be finished May 12. Work began in October.

The culvert is 6 feet tall and 12 feet wide and is funded mostly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Town officials say the tunnel will protect Brandon from a 500-year flood.

The town last saw serious damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

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