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Rough Seas Threaten to Flood New England Coastline

As a late October nor'easter hit New England's coastline, residents from Massachusetts to Maine were on watch for the possibility of the rough seas flooding their communities' roads.

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    As a late October nor'easter hit New England's coastline, residents from Massachusetts to Maine were on watch for the possibility of the rough seas flooding their communities' roads. (Published Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014)

    As a late October nor'easter hit New England's coastline on Wednesday, residents from Massachusetts to Maine were on watch for the possibility of the rough seas flooding their communities' roads.

    Torrential downpours overnight left deep puddles of standing water on many New England roads, prompting closures, and making for a slow morning commute.

    High tide occurred throughout New England around noon, hitting the walls of the shoreline and sometimes breaching the wall. The water began to recede throughout the afternoon.

    In Scituate, Massachusetts, wind gusts were recorded up to 60 miles per hour. York Beach, Maine, saw gusts around 50 miles per hour.

    Tide Hits Sea Wall in Maine

    [NECN video release] Tide Hits Sea Wall in Maine
    A nor'easter threatened New England's coastline on Wednesday, sending rough seas crashing into the sea walls at high tide. (Published Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014)

    A spokesman for the state Emergency Management Agency says water is slow to drain because leaves are clogging drains and catch basins.

    There have been no reports of major injuries or death.

    The National Weather Service says some areas received nearly three inches of rain.
     

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