BANGOR – We’re not out of the woods when it comes to the potential for spring flooding.
The states river flow advisory commission has been studying the latest conditions and reports the threat of spring flooding remains above average.
A lot of snow and ice has already melted in central and southern sections, but other areas still have lots of snow.
Maine Emergency Management Agency spokesperson, Susan Faloon, said “It probably will come as no surprise it’s a late spring and we still have a fair amount of snow on the ground, especially in the northern part of the state. The rivers in northern Maine have as much as 40 inches of ice so it’s still very much winter in that area.”
Although temperatures are expected to be on the warm side this weekend, we’ll see lower than normal temperatures beginning next week. That would slow the melting.
MEMA will continue to monitor the situation over the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, the agency is asking people who live in flood-prone areas to remain on alert, watch weather forecasts and have a plan in case the water starts to rise.