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BRATTLEBORO — Crews from the Brattleboro Public Works Department were sent out Friday to improve driving conditions on several local roads, according to the Friday morning gravel report.

Gibson Road remains closed and three other roads remain in “fair” condition — Pleasant Valley Road, Meadowbrook Road (resident traffic only), and Ames Road. However, a grader was working on the roads Friday morning.

Sunset Lake Road is listed in “good” condition but has several moguls on the hill.

All other roads are listed in “good” condition.

The town classifies gravel roads into four categories: good, fair, poor and closed.

A road in good condition means that passenger vehicles will be able to travel cautiously, but will pose minimal impact. Expect some rutting and muddy conditions. Emergency service vehicles should be able to travel with little impact on response times.

A road in fair condition means that passenger vehicles with low clearance could suffer damages. High clearance vehicles or four wheel drive is recommended. Expect heavy rutting, washboards, and substantial mud. Travel should be for local residents only. Emergency services response will be slow and difficult on roads with fair condition.

A road in poor condition means that only a high clearance, four wheel drive vehicle will be able to travel the length of this road. Expect heavy rutting, slimy and slippery conditions, and deep mud. Traffic should be for local residents only. Emergency services may have many difficulties on these roads.

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