Heavy Rains Breach Western Maine Dam - NECN

Heavy Rains Breach Western Maine Dam



    Heavy Rains Breach Western Maine Dam

         PORTER, Maine (AP) - Officials are warning of a flash flood in
    southwestern Maine after continuous heavy rains caused a pond dam
    to collapse.

          Teresa Inman of the Oxford County Emergency Management Agency
    said the Colcord Pond dam in Porter let loose Tuesday morning,
    sending a torrent of water down two country roads until it reached
    Route 25 and covered it with 2 feet of water.

    The road has been closed but no evacuations or injuries have been reported.

          With the rain still falling, the National Weather Service has
    issued flood warnings for the Kennebec River in Skowhegan and the
    Presumpscot River in Westbrook.

          In York County, emergency management agency Director Bob
    Bohlmann says the saturated ground is resulting in some septic
    problems and shallow wells becoming contaminated.