Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is ordering quick repairs to more than 300 state roads washed out by hurricane-related floods before winter arrives. "The window is short. You can't pour concrete, you can't pour asphalt. Stabilizing cranes in the winter would be very difficult," said Cathy Voyer, president of the Vermont chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. Vermont authorities say stopgap measures such as renting military-type temporary bridges will also be used.

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