Flooding Leaves Town with Major Repairs


DEXTER - Last week's heavy snow melt and statewide flooding left some towns in disarray. Now, areas of Maine are wondering where to begin with paying for necessary repairs.

One Penobscot County town now has a major burden to their budget, as they're faced with repairing the massive damages caused by the Sebasticook River. 

The aftermath of the river's rampage still remains in downtown Dexter. A sink hole cleared out a large portion of road and left the town's historical society teetering on stilts, as the river tore through several other low lying areas.

While the water level appears to have lowered, the question still remains of how this will affect the town's taxpayers.

A town council meeting was set for 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss costs and ideas for repairing the damaged areas.

Erin Thomas


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!

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