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The 1820s were the warmest decade of the 19th century. What snow had fallen was melting, adding to the heavy rains on this date in 1826 to result in severe flooding on the Connecticut, West, Williams, and Saxton rivers. All bridges from Newfane to Brattleboro were washed out, and according to David Ludlum’s Vermont Weather Book, the highway between Montpelier and Randolph was washed out.