Flooding Shuts Down Rt. 17A in Portland

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Jun 13, 2013  |  Updated 3:56 PM EDT
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Flooding Shuts Down Rt. 17A in Portland

Heavy rainfall has led to flooding in several areas of the state, including Portland, where Rt. 17A and the Portland Fairgrounds are now closed, police said.

Department of Transportation workers shut down the area around 3 p.m. after the Connecticut River jumped its banks, making driving conditions unsafe. Police said the area is closed indefinitely.

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According to the Department of Transportation, the Chester Hadlyme ferry is also closed until further notice. Drivers are advised to use caution and take an alternate route.

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