Warmth, Snowmelt, Rain Raise Flood Concerns in New England - NECN

Warmth, Snowmelt, Rain Raise Flood Concerns in New England

Experts are reminding the public to never walk or drive through floodwaters because unexpected currents and unseen washouts can sweep people and vehicles away

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    Sunday: Early clouds and showers. Some afternoon sun. Highs in the 60s. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, patchy fog. Lows in the 40s and 50s. Monday: Early sun, afternoon showers. Highs in the 50s and 60s. (Published Sunday, April 21, 2019)

    Flood warnings are continuing along low-lying areas in parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont where rivers are overflowing with runoff from spring snowmelt and heavy rains.

    The New Hampshire Department of Transportation tweeted photos of NH 175A in Holderness near Exit 25 of I-93 Sunday morning. They say the road is closed due to flooding from the Pemigewasset River.

    The department added that flood warnings are still in effect for several New Hampshire rivers Sunday morning.

    In Maine, the Kennebec River was over its banks Sunday morning on Front Street in Augusta.

    A flood watch remains in effect for much of northern Maine. A flash flood warning is in effect for southeastern Aroostook County.

    In New Hampshire minor flooding along the Connecticut River is expected at North Stratford and Dalton. Additional flooding is expected from the Saco River at Conway, the Androscoggin River at Gorham and the Pemigewasset at Woodstock.

    Among the locations in Vermont where flooding is possible include the Winooski River at Essex Junction and the East Branch of the Passumpsic River in Caledonia County.

    At mid-day Saturday, the National Weather Service says there are reports vehicles have become stranded in floodwaters in parts of northeastern Vermont.

    Experts are reminding the public to never walk or drive through floodwaters because unexpected currents and unseen washouts can sweep people and vehicles away.

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