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Flooding in Augusta keeps downtown street closed Saturday

Public works crews monitored river levels
Published: Dec. 26, 2020 at 10:19 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Heavy rain from Christmas Day keeping parts of downtown Augusta closed on Saturday due to flooding.

Front Street in Augusta flooded after rising river levels from the Christmas Day storm spilled...
Front Street in Augusta flooded after rising river levels from the Christmas Day storm spilled over.(Augusta Maine Police)

These photos were posted on the Augusta Police Department’s Facebook page.

Rising river levels resulted in water spilling into the Front Street parking lot in Augusta.

Augusta Public Works crews keeping the north end of Front Street closed until river returns to...
Augusta Public Works crews keeping the north end of Front Street closed until river returns to normal levels(Augusta Maine Police)

The north end remained closed as public works crews waited for the river to return back to normal levels.

Some businesses on Water Street who have access from the Front Street lot could have been affected.

Speaking with Augusta Police this morning, they say luckily there were no reports of flood damage.

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