MONTPELIER, Vt. — Almost 200 National Guard soldiers from Maine are on their way to Vermont to help the state recover from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

The Maine soldiers belong to the 262nd Engineers. The Vermont Guard is as asking other states for dump trucks.

Vermont National Guard spokesman Lloyd Goodrow says they will all work in the affected areas to help improve road access to communities that were once cut off by flooding from Irene.

Hundreds of Vermont roads and bridges are closed or damaged and dozens of communities were devastated by flooding from Irene.

Helicopters from the National Guard of New Hampshire and Illinois have worked to ferry emergency supplies to towns that were once cut off by damage from the flooding.