Some roads remain impassible and bridges closed while damage assessments continue along the St. John River in northern Maine following a devastating spring flood earlier this week.
But with the river remaining below flood stage, Maine Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Lynette Miller says, ":The focus has been shifted to recovery and getting people back into their homes.":
The Aroostook Emergency Management Agency’s Darren Woods says closed highways include portions of state Route 11, one of the region’s major roads. Warden pilots have photographed 227 homes that have been flooded but say more are likely damaged by the high water.