Monday’s heavy rains and Tuesday’s flooding left Newton Brook clogged with ice chunks beside Route 2 in Dixfield on Wednesday morning. The larger culvert installed last year under Route 2 showed no apparent damage from the ice blowout beside the former Newton Brook Rest Area.

Split Brook resembled a pond on Wednesday afternoon instead of a meandering brook at its confluence with the ice-covered Androscoggin River in Rumford Center. The brook’s channels were completely submerged by flooding caused by Monday’s heavy rainfall.

Sheets of ice stick to weeds lining submerged channels of Split Brook in Rumford Center on Wednesday. Floodwater from Tuesday were receding along the Androscoggin River beside Route 2.


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