According to a press release from Augusta Police Department Chief Jared Mills, the recent snow and heavy rains are making the flooding of the Kennebec River potentially possible.

The press release goes on to say:

"With that said the City of Augusta will be closing the North end of Front Street beginning at 6:00 P.M this evening 04-13-2020.  The area will be closed until there is no longer a threat of flooding.  Please make sure your vehicle is not parked on the North end of Front Street after 6:00 P.M. this evening to avoid having your vehicle towed or damaged from the flooding river."

The KJ is reporting that, in Hallowell, Front Street will be closing at 5 PM today (April 13th).

Additionally, people should be aware of the possible for localized flooding in their area.

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