Flooded Roads Disrupt Travel in Aroostook County [PHOTOS]
Rain and rapidly melting snow Friday led to road flooding in the County, while ice jam flooding along the Aroostook River forced the closure of a few roads.
The Maine DOT reopened the Grimes Road at the Fort Fairfield/Caribou town line late Saturday morning. Officials say an ice jam along the river caused water to rise above the roadway for several hours after Friday's rains. The Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency encourages people to continue to be cautious and keep an eye on the Aroostook River and the St. John River.
The Strickland Road in Fort Fairfield was also closed for a time late Friday and has since been reopened.
Main Street in Mars Hill was inundated by rain and runoff Friday afternoon, making travel difficult, as the photo below shows.
This was the scene on the McBurnie Road in Presque Isle Friday as spring flooding led to a washout.
For the latest on road closures around Maine, check out the Maine Department of Transportation's highway information page.