(NECN: Jack Thurston) - U.S. Route 7, the major north-south route in Vermont, has received severe damage from flooding, with many bridges washed out and making it tough going for residents and visitors alike.
From the air, the devastation looks particularly awful: It looks like a huge claw scraped the ground and scooped up parts of the road in some places.
Residents are just trying to figure out the best ways to help themselves and each other as recovery and rebuilding could takes months, if not years.
Residents are using Facebook to tell each other how to get around.
While Gov. Peter Shumlin has faced for criticism for not declaring a state of emergency earlier, he said the state had prepared for the worst, hoped for the best, but got the worst.