Southern Aroostook Update: Island Falls Fire is telling us that they have an ice jam on Old Patten Road, but they don’t expect it to cause any problems. No other issues in their response area. Bancroft along the Mattawamkeag states they have water over the road in 3 different locations. People are still using those roads, and the town official we spoke with tells us they have no complaints or issues they cannot handle and that people are still able...
Aroostook County EMA
Aroostook EMA Director Darren Woods on set with WAGM TV News – Morning Edition at 06:00 AM on 04/18/2014.
Video of the 04/17/2014 flight of the St. John River with Maine Forest Service, Aroostook EMA and National Weather Service/NOAA, Caribou.
Maine DOT has just made an announcement that Flat Mountain Road in St. Agatha, ME is now open.
Update 04/18/2014 08:00 AM – Deputy Director Jesse Belanger went up to assess the area and found that only a portion of ice in Van Buren had moved. There is still a jam in Grand Isle and flat ice in portions of Hamlin/Van Buren
Last road closure update from Aroostook County EMA. For more information you can go to www.511maine.gov St. Agatha Flat Mountain Road – Open later today
We just received a report that Route 161 through St. John and St. Francis is now officially open. The river water in that area appears to have dropped several feet at this time. However, Maine DOT and Law Enforcement encourage motorists to be cautious traveling this roadway. We have also received reports from concerned citizens regarding ice flow below the International Bridge in Fort Kent. Both Maine DOT and local authorities are monitoring the situation but at this time there...
We are aware of ice and water movement in the St. Francis and St. John areas and are working closely with first responder agencies as well as Maine DOT to ensure the safety of all citizens in the affected area. We remind all citizens to steer clear of any ice flows and to never cross a flooded roadway – it is impossible to gauge the safety of the roadway below. Please report any flooding issues to your local authorities as...
A short video clip of how an ice jam forming in Grand Isle, ME on 04/17/2014.
Washburn Route 164 (towards PI) – Closed Annis Road – Closed Presque Isle Henderson Road at Fair Junction – Closed Hodgdon Catalina Road – Partially flooded St. Agatha Flat Mountain Road – Closed St. Francis Route 161 – Closed
Updated road closures that we are aware of at this time. For further updates and information on roads, please contact your local community or go to www.511maine.gov Washburn Route 164 (towards PI) – Closed Annis Road – Closed Presque Isle Henderson Road at Fair Junction – Closed Fort Fairfield Dorsey Road – Closed Currier Road – Closed Strickland Road – Closed Riverside Drive – Partial Forest Avenue – Closed Russell Road – Closed Hodgdon Catalina Road – Partially flooded St....
Continued reports are coming in of ice movement and water issues on the Grimes Road in Caribou / North Caribou Road in Fort Fairfield. The road continues to be closed and impassable at this time. We encourage all motorists to please use alternate routes and remind everyone once again to never travel across flooded roadways.