There is some good news in regards to recent flooding in our area. Some rivers in the area seem to be receding.

Mitch MacMillan

Aroostook County Flooding

According to the Maine Emergency Management Agency, rivers and streams are either leveling off or receding.

The Aroostook River is receding and pretty much wide open to the Maine, New Brunswick Border. Some ice continues to flow through the river.

Some roads in Central Aroostook County are still closed, but some areas are showing signs of improvement. Water levels will, however, remain high throughout the day on Thursday.

The Saint John River was slowly rising with ice flowing through from Nine Mile Bridge down through Fort Kent. Ice is reported to be solid from just south of the International Bridge in Van Buren down to Hamlin. There is open water through the middle.

A flood watch is in effect through 3 p.m. Thursday.


Flooding in New Brunswick.

 Water levles on the Saint John River in Fredericton have reached the flood stage. That has caused some concerns in Maugerville, Lower St-Mary's, as well as Morell Park and parts of the walking trail in downtown Fredericton.

The waters are expected to remain high today on the Saint John River. Ice jams continue to cause problems along the Nashwaak River.

On Wednesday evening, Perth-Andover's Mayor, Terry Ritchie called for a voluntary evacuation of Perth due to rising water and ice levels in the community. Ritchie said he fears a repeat of the severe flooding that crippled the village in 2012.

A boil water order remains in effect in Woodstock after a power outage downtown.