A major rainstorm, along with a wet summer, has led to flooding throughout the state of Vermont. Towns like Killington, Londonderry, and Woodstock have faced brutal floods and mudslides over the past couple of days. Over at Ludlow, which is home to Okemo Mountain Resort, the damage caused by the rain has been extensive and heartbreaking.

According to VTDigger, the town of Ludlow saw around six inches of rain from this storm. Much of the town faced flooding due to its proximity to Jewell Brook and the Black River. A mudslide occurred next to one of the entrances of Okemo Mountain Resort. The mudslide flowed onto Route 100 and the parking lot of the Okemo Marketplace. The Marketplace features various businesses like Darkside Snowboards, the Ludlow Pharmacy, Java Baba’s, Tygart Mountain Sports, and the town’s US Postal Service office.

In terms of the extent of the damage at the Okemo Marketplace, this TikTok from Sammy Blanchette paints a depressing picture.

The damage throughout the town was widespread. Henry’s Weather Channel got some drone footage of the wreckage caused by the flooding in downtown Ludlow, and it’s widespread.

Over at Okemo Mountain Resort, water went through the Clock Tower Base Area, with water getting inside the buildings. Sammy reported today that the buildings had suffered minor damage from the flooding. Floods are also happening on the ski trails, which will likely lead to erosion issues. Today, Okemo announced that its summer activities will remain closed through Thursday, July 27th.

As someone who was just up at Ludlow to get my ski boots worked on, it’s a depressing sight to see. Many businesses in Ludlow are going to have a lot of cleaning up to do before next winter starts.

We’ll keep you posted on the Vermont floods, and what we can do to help out these mountain communities.

Image/Video Credits: Sammy Blanchette (Featured & Header Image), Henry’s Weather Channel, Okemo Mountian Resort

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