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Update: Route 4 reopened after washout

Route 4's southbound lane. (Photo courtesy of Tim Hardy)

This picture, taken by Dana Dudley, shows the intersection of Route 4 and the Dill Road. Water can be seen eating away at the roadway. (Photo by Dana Dudley)

[Update 6:12 p.m.] - Per the Franklin County Regional Communications Center, Route 4 has been reopened.

PHILLIPS - Route 4 is closed this afternoon, after heavy rain caused a washout.

According to the Franklin County Regional Communications Center, Route 4 has been closed on Blake Hill, near the intersection with Pinkham Hill Road. Water is currently washing over the road.

All traffic is being asked to divert around the area using Salem Road, Reeds Mills Road and Toothaker Pond Road.

Phillips Fire Department is on the scene. Franklin County Emergency Management Agency and Maine Department of Transportation have been notified.

Water cascades down past the Dill Road and under Route 4. (Photo courtesy of Tim Hardy)

Looking up at the Dill Road from Route 4. To the left is a culvert that was carried downstream. (Photo courtesy of Tim Hardy)

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2 Responses »

  1. Well that’s not good! Good job crews getting it back open!

  2. Wow! Used to live on Blake Hill as a child...

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