Saco River breaches barrier wall at apartment complex

The Associated Press
Posted March 21, 2011, at 10:04 a.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Rising waters on Maine’s Saco River have forced some residents at a Biddeford apartment complex to temporarily find other places to stay.

City officials say the river has breached a barrier wall that keeps river waters away from the 66-unit Saco Mill by the Falls apartment complex.

Officials say the waters were lapping up against the outside walls of the complex, but had not entered any of the apartments themselves. Concerns about the rising water levels and strong currents prompted the landlord to temporarily relocate residents of six apartments on Saturday.

Biddeford officials say the tenants can return home once the wall is fixed or the river subsides.

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