Dam Break Floods Colchester and Hebron Roads

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    A beaver dam gave way in Hebron early this morning, flooding Jones Road in Hebron (pictured) and Old Hartford Road in Colchester.

    A large beaver dam in Hebron gave way early this morning, washing out two eastern Connecticut roads.

    The dam let loose about 7 million gallons of water, flooding part of Old Hartford Road in Colchester and Jones Street in Hebron, according to Colchester Public Works director James Paggioli.

    "Fortunately the damage is limited to a very tight area," said Paggioli.

    Part of Old Hartford Road was closed to traffic as crews worked to make repairs. One lane of Jones Street remained open.

    It's unclear what cause dhte dam to give way, officials said.

    At its height, the water coming down from the dam rose to about four feet and cut a path about 100 feet wide on Jones Street, according to authorities.

    "I'm just thankful no one was injured and it didn't affect homes or residents," said Colchester First Selectman Gregg Schuster.