HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s something we see more often in spring but this year it’s occurring in winter, flooding along the Connecticut River.
“The river is, especially the Connecticut River is up you know very high I don’t think we’re going to have too much flooding but it’s not normal for this time of year,” said Richard Milardo of Hadley.
Run off from the heavy rain and melting snow we had earlier this week has caused the river to rise to flood stage. Flood stage is the level the river rises in which flooding starts to occur.
Flood stage for the Connecticut River in Northampton is 112 feet and the river is forecast to rise to 112.8 feet late Friday night.
At this level minor flooding occurs in the area of Aqua Vitae Road in Hadley and at the Oxbow in Northampton.
“Some times of year are worse than others but I don’t really have any predictions there. I guess I’ll leave it up to you guys,” said Terry Franklin of Amherst.
The Connecticut River in Northampton is expected to fall below flood stage Saturday afternoon.
Some minor river flooding is also occurring along the Connecticut River in Agawam. The river in that area is also expected to go down below flood stage Saturday afternoon.
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