Weekend Washout Watch

From the flood waters that rose in the western part of the state mid-week to the expected rains in the east this weekend, New Hampshire Emergency Management officials are urging drivers to watch out. 


An advisory sent out Friday afternoon warns people traveling in the greater Keene area to be especially cautious on newly repaired roads like Routes 10 and 9 to be wary of the rain expected this weekend which may weaken areas where temporary repairs have been made. 

In the department’s release, Emergency Management Director Chris Pope writes, “Work is continuing to repair flood-damaged roads, particularly in Keene and surrounding communities.  We strongly urge people to watch for detours, lane closures and other unusual obstacles in that area.”

Governor John Lynch and Federal Emergency Management officials will be in Cheshire County on Monday to tour flood damaged areas. 

The National Weather Service has also posted flood watches for most of New Hampshire for the weekend, with the heaviest rain expected by Sunday on rivers near the Maine border.  People camping in those parts of the state are asked to keep an eye on the forecast and any advisories that may be issued due to rising waters. 

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