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YORK COUNTY RESIDENTS ADVISED TO BE AWARE OF FLOODED ROADS

 

May 14, 2006

 

AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Officials at the Maine Emergency Management Agency and York County Emergency Management Agency are advising travelers to be aware of flooded road conditions and to stay off closed roads.

Governor John Baldacci received a briefing at the MEMA Emergency Operations Center early Sunday morning. Up to 10 inches of rainfall in parts of York County have forced the closure of several roads throughout the area. Two bridges on US Route 1, had been temporarily closed but are now passable. The Maine Department of Transportation, Maine State Police and local officials are detouring traffic around impacted areas.

Traffic on the Maine Turnpike has been reduced to two lanes in both Northbound and Southbound directions. There is water over the road in some places and travelers should expect major delays near the York Tollbooth and the surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service is predicting up to two inches of additional rainfall over the next twenty-four hours. Officials will be closely monitoring the impacts on rivers and streams.

Emergency shelters are open in the towns of Kennebunk and Ogunquit. York County residents who need assistance should call their local public safety agencies or the York County Emergency Management Agency. Residents should stay tuned to television and radio for further updates.

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