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ROAD CLOSED: Route 1 in Cyr Plantation Washed Out

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Published: May. 28, 2022 at 11:31 AM EDT
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CYR PLANTATION, Maine (WAGM) -

Maine DOT has closed a section of Route 1 in Cyr Plantation until further notice. A section of the road has completely washed out. According to a resident on the scene, heavy rains caused a beaver dam upstream to let go, causing massive flooding along a stream which crosses Route 1 and sits between Abel Cyr Road and Vaillancourt Hill Rd.

Maine DOT has said those trying to access Van Buren via Route 1 need to seek an alternative route via Route 1A or Route 161.

WAGM will have more information as it becomes available.

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