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Weather alert: Flood watches and a flood warning have been posted for parts of the state,  including minor flooding along the Connecticut River. I  And a freeze warning has been posted for parts of the state through Thursday morning.

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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 5:45 PM EDT on April 16, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 16, 2014


... Flood Warning extended until late tonight... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Aroostook River below Masardis
* until late tonight... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 17:15 PM Wednesday the stage was 18.2 feet
* moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 18.2 feet by this
evening. The river will fall below flood stage tonight.
* Impacts... expect minor flooding of the Garfield Road.




255 PM EDT Wed Apr 16 2014

The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has extended the

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
Aroostook County in northern Maine...
this includes the cities of... Van Buren... Saint pamphile... Presque
Isle... Portage... Madawaska... Limestone... Lac Frontiere... Houlton...
Fort Kent... Fort Fairfield... Estcourt Station... Eagle Lake...
Deboullie Mountain... Daaquam... Clayton Lake... Caribou... Allagash...

* until 1100 PM EDT

**a Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been
reported. Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not
expected. However... all interested parties should take necessary
precautions
immediately.**

Rivers and streams across the County are still flowing very high
this afternoon... with many still affected by ice. While the ice jam
on the Aroostook in Fort Fairfield has released... the river gauge at
Masardis is still indicating an ice jam is in place nearby. Although
river levels along the lower stretches of the Aroostook have
dropped... there is still the potential for additional flooding until
all the ice has flushed from the river.

There are also signs of ice jams continuing to affect the Saint John
river... particularly in the stretch from Allagash to Fort Kent.
While no river flooding is currently ongoing along the Saint
John... persons along this waterway should remain alert for rapidly
changing conditions.

In addition... many roads across the County remain closed this
afternoon due to effects from yesterday's rain and snowmelt. The
list of closed roads includes but is not limited to:

In fort fairfield:
Route 1a bridge
Riverside Avenue
Grimes Road
Main Street at puddledock

In washburn:
Route 164 between Washburn and Presque Isle

In houlton:
Porter settlement Road
County Road

In mapleton:
Pulcifer Road
Hughes Road

Presque isle:
Henderson Road
Fort Fairfield Road partially closed

Many roads across the County remain closed in addition to these
listed above. With temperatures dropping into the teens
tonight... runoff will slow allowing water levels to drop.

Please remember... you should never cross a flooded Road. Obey all
Road closure signs and do not drive around or move barricades.
Persons are urged to stay away from all ice jams and flooded rivers
and streams.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.


Lat... Lon 4743 6903 4726 6904 4719 6890 4725 6862
      4730 6858 4730 6840 4737 6836 4737 6823
      4706 6778 4591 6774 4588 6779 4582 6775
      4570 6780 4559 6840 4640 6842 4640 6878
      4660 6880 4659 7003 4670 7001 4747 6923



Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:07 PM EDT on April 16, 2014

Expires 3:00 PM EDT on April 17, 2014


... Flood Watch now in effect through Thursday afternoon...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of east central Maine... north central Maine...
northern Maine... southeast Maine and west central Maine...
including the following areas... in east central Maine...
central Penobscot... northern Penobscot and southern Penobscot.
In north central Maine... central Piscataquis... northern
Piscataquis and southern Piscataquis. In northern Maine...
northeast Aroostook... Northwest Aroostook and southeast
Aroostook. In southeast Maine... central Washington... coastal
Hancock... coastal Washington... interior Hancock and northern
Washington. In west central Maine... northern Somerset.

* Through Thursday afternoon.

* Reports of flooded roads continue as the mild temperatures and
heavy rainfall earlier this week produced rapid snowmelt with
some roads being closed and culverts being damaged.

* Ice had broken up and was moving on the rivers especially the
Saint John... Aroostook and Piscataquis rivers. An ice jam on
the Aroostook River at Fort Fairfield was reported by to have
moved downriver to the international border. There is still
additional ice upriver near Masardis. All streams and rivers
continue rise including the Mattawamkeag and Penobscot rivers.
Colder temperatures tonight will slow the rising waters.
Flooding can rapidly develop in the vicinity of ice jams. Those
with interests along rivers and streams should remain alert for
ice jams and possible flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





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