The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has extended the
* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in... northern Penobscot County in east central Maine... this includes the cities of...Millinocket...Lincoln...Howland... Piscataquis County in north central Maine... this includes the cities of...ripogenus...Mount Katahdin... Guilford...Greenville...Dover-Foxcroft...Brownville Junction... Baxter St park... northwestern Washington County in southeast Maine... this includes the city of Vanceboro...
* until 745 am EDT Thursday
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 warning area are still flowing very high this afternoon. While the worst of the ice appears to have flushed out from many area rivers...there are still ice jams being reported. These include one on the East Branch of the Penobscot river just upstream of Medway...and one on the Mattawamkeag River as seen by the Maine Forest service. Additional ice jams will be possible until all the ice is completely flushed out of the rivers.
Flooding due to snowmelt and runoff from yesterdays' rain also continues. Many roads remain closed across the region. These include but are not limited to:
In milo: -pleasant River Bridge -Lakeview Road -Medford Road -north stage coach Road
In medford: -Paddy Hill Road -north Road Alder Brook
North Howland Road in Howland
River Road in Willimantic
River Road in abbot
Downs Road in Sebec
Wilson stream Road in eliotsville
Lily Bay Road in Greenville
Ticker Ridge Road between prentis and Webster Plantation
Bancroft Road in Reed Plantation
In addition...there are still concerns regarding the Cold Stream dam near Lincoln. Persons in and around this area...including along Stanhope Mill Road...should remain alert for rapidly changing conditions.
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 flooded rivers and streams.
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.
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