Ice a Concern in Kenduskeag Stream

BANGOR - Ice is a concern, yet again, on the Kenduskeag stream in Bangor.

 

Public works officials say the ice is acting as a plug, and if there is a high tide and substantial rain, they fear the area could see water levels rise beyond normal.

 

Earlier this winter the city had to clear the parking lots downtown in fear of water breaching the stream.

 

"In a normal winter, we'll get a warm spell and the river ice will open up, and it will allow the stream to clear itself. It hasn't done that this year," says Dana Wardwell with Bangor Public Works.

 

The coast guard will be in the area Tuesday, taking a look at the stream and will decide then whether or not to break up some of the ice.

Andrew Scheinthal

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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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