Great info - thanks. So from what you say in your last post it looks open if one comes up along Champlain on the official route. I received this info from Planet Placid bike shop: We took quite a hit from Irene. Getting to Lake Placid from the north is fine. The problems are South and East.
86 is open to Jay. 9N to Ausable Forks is being repaired. I think it is passable. 9N to Keene is being repaired. Much of it is gone from Jay to Keene. Passable but ugly especially near Styles Brook. 73 from Keene Valley to the Northway is closed altogether and unpassable. 9N from “malfunction junction” to Elizabethtown is also closed. A google search of closed roads in Essex and Clinton Counties will find a pretty good up to the minute site with what is open.
It seems to contradict that one can use 9N from Elizabethtown but this I got yesterday (9.4.11). So please correct me if wrong.
As posted elsewhere - I was going to do the VT loop but decided to switch to this one starting out with the ferry across Champlain from Burlington. So I'm now trying to figure out if I can get from Port Kent down to Elizabethtown to then turn for Placid. (Ausable seems closed for the immediate future.)
For those worried about further south toward Schenectady, I got this from Freemans Bridge Sports across the river there: Thank you for your email, yes we got hit pretty hard the locks were jammed and were flooding the roads. However crews got everything back in running order and most roads are now open I know amsterdam, scotia, up in the adirondacks are all up and running again. Kinda dirty from the river overflowing but other then that everything is back to normal. If there is anything else please let me know thanks and have a great evening!