...The Flood Warning remains in effect until 500 am EDT Friday for extreme southwestern Penobscot County...
* at 900 PM EDT Thursday law enforcement in Penobscot County report some improvement during the evening hours with the cooler temperatures but are not confident that additional problems will not redevelop.
* The Lincoln street bridge is closed in Dexter as a culvert let go and caused significant damage to the Road earlier today. Due to the high water levels there is the possibility that additional flooding could occur with little or no notice or that other culverts could be pushed up and release water.
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.
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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942 PM EDT Thu Apr 17 2014
The Flood Warning continues for the Mattawamkeag River at Mattawamkeag * until Sunday afternoon...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 21:30 PM Thursday the stage was 15.9 feet * moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 13.5 feet. * Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 16.1 feet by after midnight tomorrow. The river will fall below flood stage Sunday morning. * Impacts...River Road flooded in Mattawamkeag. Lancaster Road flooded in Kingman.