Shawsheen River Flooded Monday Near Wilmington-Tewksbury Line

Wilmington Police tweeted that Whipple Road is beginning to flood near the town lines of Wilmington, Tewksbury and Billerica.

Whipple Road is beginning to flood on Monday morning. (Photo: Wilmington Police Department)
Whipple Road is beginning to flood on Monday morning. (Photo: Wilmington Police Department)
Several days of rain is beginning to take its toll on the Shawsheen River.

Early Monday morning, the National Weather Service Boston reported that the Shawsheen River in Wilmington was beginning to rise, and was expected to reach the minor flood stage later in the morning.

That proved to be true by about 9:30 a.m., as the Wilmington Police Department tweeted that Whipple Road is beginning to flood at the town line of Wilmington, Tewksbury, and Billerica.

In addition, Wilmington Police also said via Twitter that Phillips Ave. is closed from Grove Ave. to Baker Street due to flooding.

"Please use extreme caution if traveling through standing or moving water," Wilmington Police said. "Do not drive around barricades. If a road is barricaded, it has been determined that it is no longer safe for vehicular & pedestrian traffic."

Check back with Wilmington Patch for any further updates on the flooding as they become available.
BM March 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM
How about Wildwood Street in Wilmington ? That road is another flood - prone area as well .
JSharp20 March 31, 2014 at 11:38 AM
How much time and money went into this project to prevent this from happening? Unbelievable.
fatty arbuckle March 31, 2014 at 12:53 PM
i find it amazing that the river only floods in wilmington! even though the river only borders wilmington and does not pass through it, i guess the water must either tip ot angle towards the wilmington side or on the other side the banks must be real high?
Larz Neilson April 03, 2014 at 11:41 PM
Consider that the stream needs to have larger culverts at each bridge as it progresses downstream. If they increase the culvert size at one bridge, that means more water will flow downstream to the next bridge. And the series of culverts are in several towns. Does anyone calculate the flow of the stream relative to culvert size?


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