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Dangerous Road Conditions Throughout the State

 

April 3, 2005

 

AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Numerous road closures and washouts are being reported across the state due to local flooding, with many reported in western Maine (Oxford, Androscoggin, Franklin and northern York Counties). The Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine Department of Transportation are urging Mainers to pay close attention to weather forecasts and road conditions, and to avoid driving, especially on rural roads, unless it is necessary.

Road conditions are changing rapidly – a road that is currently open may be flooded and closed in a very short time. Serious damage to the road may be hidden by flood water.

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. If you encounter a road that is flooded, please report it to local authorities. Respect all markers and barricades. Most flooding deaths are vehicle-related. FIND ANOTHER WAY AROUND.

The Maine Department of Transportation’s 511 system is operational and has information on road conditions. Call 511 from your telephone to get a recorded message on road conditions, or visit the web site http://511maine.gov

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