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Stranded Vermont wedding guests airlifted out by helicopter
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) ' At least a dozen wedding guests have been airlifted from a Vermont town where they have been stranded since Tropical Storm Irene hit on Sunday.
Route 100 is washed out on either side of Pittsfield, so residents and guests can't get out.
About 60 wedding guests and newlyweds Marc and Janina Leibowitz of Brooklyn, N.Y., have been stranded at several inns in the town of about 400 people.
One guest on Tuesday contracted a helicopter because his mother was running out of breast cancer medication. He said the pilot made two other trips picking up groups of five, including an 80-year-old who also needed medication.
To pass the time the young couple and their guests have been helping out by shoveling mud from homes and getting supplies to the elderly.