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Brighter forecast for Vt. tourism

Extended foliage season is a fitting reward for Irene cleanup efforts

The fall foliage season won’t be a total washout for Vermont.

As leaf peepers come out in droves throughout New England this holiday weekend, 99 percent of Vermont’s highways, many devastated by Tropical Storm Irene in August, are open, including Route 100, the scenic strip that was partially closed to vehicles until last week.

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