DEXTER - As the snow and ice continue to melt, Maine's rivers are growing more powerful. And with this, causing flooding across much of the state. It was a scary scene in Dexter this morning, where the Sebasticook River created a sink hole in the middle of town.
Loud, and powerful. The Sebasticook Rriver roared through Dexter Wednesday, ripping out a section of road, leaving nothing but a sink hole.
Multiple streets along the river were shut down, as residents swarmed town worrying what could crumble next.
Now looming over the river's edge, the Dexter Historical Society, held up on only a few stilts. As several other residences face imminent water damage.
Those at risk are urged to evacuate their homes. The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is offering shelter for all in need.
Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School. While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant. In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology. When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state. She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!