Flooding continues to be a problem for several areas of the state today. In Dexter, a roadway has been shut and some residents were encouraged to evacuate after a bridge collapsed. There's also word that another nearby roadway has been washed out and a culvert has been unearthed. Authorities are also keeping a close eye on the local historical society building which is dangerously close to a swollen stream and officials are worried it could collapse.
People in northern Maine are keeping a close eye on swollen rivers and streams which are still packed with ice in that area. The concern is that they could create ice jams and cause more flooding. In fact, a bridge in Fort Fairfield is closed because the ice is crashing into the bridge as it flows by. We're also hearing concerns from local residents who live on ponds and lakes. The water level has risen so high in some areas that their camps and surrounded by water. People are encouraged not to walk or drive through any water covered areas.
Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.
Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.
Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.