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Rain, snowmelt may cause flooding

CARIBOU, Maine — The National Weather Service Office in Caribou has issued a weather advisory, as of 10:58 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, for the communities of Allagash, Clayton Lake, Madawaska, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Presque Isle, Caribou, Van Buren, Mars Hill, Baker Lake, Billy-Jack Depot, Baxter St Park, Chamberlain Lake, Churchill Dam, Mount Katahdin, Millinocket, East Millinocket, Patten, Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman, Smyrna Mills, Greenville, Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln, Howland, Springfield, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro, and Topsfield.

Heavy rain this afternoon  and evening, along with record warm temperatures, will accelerate snowmelt. Rainfall and snowmelt will lead to the potential for localized urban flooding due to clogged storm drains and culverts.

Motorists should be alert for ponding of water on road surfaces.

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