...The Flood Warning remains in effect until 300 PM EDT for urban areas and small streams in Aroostook County...
**a Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.**
Although the colder temperatures have slowed the snowmelt from yesterday...flooding continues across much of the County this morning. An ice jam remains in place just downstream of Fort Fairfield. With runoff decreasing and colder temperatures...this jam will likely remain in place through today. This jam is causing flooding along many roads in and around Fort Fairfield. At this time...the list of closed roads includes but is not limited to:
The 1a bridge Grimes Road Main Street at puddledock currier Road Page Avenue Dorsey Road Riverside Drive Strickland Road
In addition...Route 161 between Fort Fairfield and Caribou is also being watched closely and may need to be closed if the water continues to rise.
Other closed roads around the region include:
River Road is partially flooded Roosevelt Avenue is partially flooded Caribou Lake Road is partially flooded
Route 164 near Aroostook hospitality inn Annis Road
In presque isle:
Henderson Road at fair Junction Chandler Road at #78 Egypt Road
Ward Road is partially closed Grand Falls Road is partially closed
Pulcifer Road Hughes Road
In bridgewater: Route 1 partially closed
Route 2 by Porter settlement Road
Many other roads are either partially or totally closed due to flooding. 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.
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...dont drown.
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714 am EDT Wed Apr 16 2014
The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has issued a
* Flood Warning for the Aroostook River below Masardis. * Until Thursday morning...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 7:00 am this morning, the stage was 17.7 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 17.0 feet. * Forecast...the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by early tomorrow.
1049 PM EDT Tue Apr 15 2014
...Flood Warning extended until late Wednesday night...the Flood Warning continues for the Big Black River near Big Black * until late Wednesday night...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 10:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 11.4 feet * minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 12.0 feet. * Forecast...continue to rise to near 13.8 feet by after midnight tomorrow. The river will fall below flood stage by tomorrow evening.