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Beaver Dam Breach Floods Route 67 In Warren

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Flooding in Warren Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Sheryl Upchurch)

Flooding in Warren Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Sheryl Upchurch)

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WARREN (CBS) – A section of Route 67 in the central Massachusetts town of Warren was shut down Saturday afternoon because of flooding.

Water and other debris washed onto a quarter-mile stretch of the highway after a beaver dam breached.

In some spots, the water was three-to-four feet deep.

Warren Police Sgt. Joseph LaFlower said four residents had to be evacuated from a mobile home.

“This is kind of unusual. The last time something like this happened was in 2005, when we were having some floods due to the rain and obviously this rain is probably why that (dam) let go up there,” LaFlower told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Route 67 will be closed between Ware Road and Gilbert Road until the pavement is repaired.

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