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Beloved Vermont restaurant cut in two, moved by crane after last year's flood damage

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Half of Dot's Restaurant is moved off its foundation by crane in Wilmington, Vt. on Tuesday. Dot's, a southern Vermont landmark that was heavily damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene last August, is being rebuilt. The building had to be cut into two pieces before the crane could lift it up. The side of the building hangs over the Deerfield River, which turned into a raging torrent during the storm, tearing through the family-style restaurant, nearly reaching the second story.

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Patty and John Reagan, co-owners of Dot's Restaurant, display a calendar from the kitchen of their restaurant with each day checked off up until the day Tropical Storm Irene came last August.

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Onlookers watch and take photos as half of Dot's Restaurant is moved off it's foundation by crane in Wilmington.

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Onlookers watch as half of Dot's Restaurant is moved off its foundation by crane in Wilmington.

See images from the flooding last year in Vermont

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