June 22, 2018
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Pond dam collapses in Maine, causes flash flood

The Associated Press

PORTER, Maine — Officials are warning of a flash flood in southwestern Maine after continuous heavy rains caused a pond dam to collapse.

Teresa Inman of the Oxford County Emergency Management Agency said the Colcord Pond dam in Porter let loose Tuesday morning, sending a torrent of water down two country roads until it reached Route 25 and covered it with 2 feet of water. The road has been closed but no evacuations or injuries have been reported.

With the rain still falling, the National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for the Kennebec River in Skowhegan and the Presumpscot River in Westbrook.

In York County, emergency management agency Director Bob Bohlmann says the saturated ground is resulting in some septic problems and shallow wells becoming contaminated.

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