Flood Watch Issued for Andover
The watch is in effect into Monday morning.
The fire chief, among many others, has been been saying we need more rain, and it looks like we're getting just that.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of New England including Andover. As much as three inches of new rainfall may accumulate from the preciptation on Sunday night to Monday morning.
Those of you who have been around long enough know that the areas most vulnerable to flooding include Route 28 and Route 133, Route 28 at Shawsheen Plaza, Central Street at Andover Street, South Main Street at the North Reading line, Balmoral Street, Riverina Road. Roads that sit in lower elevations near the Shawsheen River are susceptible to flooding as well.
Take extra caution while driving around the area, and don't be a hero -- avoid driving on flooded roads or extra deep puddles. And, while it seems obvious, safety officials are finding they still need to remind motorists that they should never attempt to drive past a road block at a flooded road or intersection.