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Scenes of Flooding, Damage Emerge from Maine, New Hampshire

Updated: Jun 27, 2023


Updated at 10:30am to include scenes of damage and road closures in New Hampshire


After a night that saw nearly five inches of rain fall and winds gusts ranging from 50 to 70 miles per hour, scenes are coming out of Maine showing the power behind New England's latest coastal storm.


Several roads across the state are currently closed due to flooding as of 8am. These roads include, but may not be limited to: Pond Road in Wales near the Monmouth Town line; Hidden Lake Road; Bonney Hill Road and Gore Roads in Otisfield; Hankerson Road and Davenport Road in Chelsea.



There are also some roads being impacted by wind damage. Cambell Shore Road in Gray; Friendship Street and Kalers Corner Road in Waldoboro are closed due to downed trees and power lines. There is also an image of a large tree laying across a portion of Route 9 in Cumberland.

Cambell Shore Road, Cumberland, Maine. PHOTO: WGME

Flooding in East Dixfield. PHOTO: Tara Baldwin

Tree damage on Route 9 in Cumberland. PHOTO: WGME



Wind has also been a big problem across the state. As of 8:30am, nearly 60,000 are without power across the state. Outages are concentrated in coastal counties where 50-60mph gusts were common. It will remain windy for much of the day.


A coastal flood statement is also in effect for much of the Maine coast as the strong winds whip up the ocean. Here's a look at very rough seas in Cape Elizabeth:


Conditions will steadily improve from southwest to northeast throughout the day across the state, which is positive considering the cleanup that Maine will now be faced with. The storm's quick exit will also help get power restored quicker.


Here's a few more damage reports from across Maine, as of 9am:




While the winds didn't hit New Hampshire as hard as Maine, the state saw plenty of rain and similar scenes of flooding and road washouts are now emerging.



Portions of the Kancamagus Highway is closed due to washouts and Route 16B is closed in Ossipee. Other roads affected by flooding are: Blake Hill Road, Bean Mountain Road, Connor Pond Road, Chapel Hill Road and Ossipee Mountain Road; Waukeena Lake Road and Jack Wells Road in Danbury; Conway Road in Madison.


A section of Bracket Road in Wakefield is expected to be closed for days or weeks due to flood damage. The town is also reporting many washed out roads around.


Conway Road in Madison. PHOTO: Madison Police Department

Brackett Road in Wakefield. PHOTO: Wakefield Police Department



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