November 18, 2018

Flooding on Ferry Street as River Rises

As the heavy rains upstream cause the Connecticut River to rise, the effects are being felt in the heart of Essex.  Two hours before high tide on Wednesday Ferry Street and the lower part of Pratt Street were flooded, causing the town to close off Ferry Street.

Water level at the dock by the Connecticut River Museum was at the base of the boardwalk and still rising.

Water levels 2 hours before high tide Wednesday

Traffic on Main Street in Essex was temporarily traveling in both directions due to the closure of Ferry Street.
The Connecticut River is expected to crest at a higher level on Friday at around 2 p.m., when there is a particularly high tide and the impact of flooding higher up in New England is expected to have a greater impact.