Update on the Sudbury River in Wayland, last updated 9pm, 3/18

All roads that were previously closed are now open. The flood water has receded enough to make the roads passable.

 

9pm, 3/18/11
Wayland Fire Department Facebook page

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The Sudbury River in Wayland continues to  recede.  Pelham Island Road is passable to all vehicles.  There is about 1-2 inches of water across the road at Heard Pond.  Be careful as some of the road has surface was damaged as a result of the flooding, please use caution.
 
The road closed signs will remain in place until the highway department can make some repairs and clean the debris from the road.
 
1:45 P.M. 3/18/2011
Patrick Swanick
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The Sudbury River in Wayland has receded slightly since the last update.  
 
Pelham Island Road remains closed for through traffic at Heard Pond.  Residents can gain access to their homes from either end of the road, but are asked not to attempt to travel through the water near Heard Pond, which is now 3 inches deep in spots.  The flooding has caused some damage to the road surface in the area of Heard Pond.  Signage has been placed to warn motorists of the water over the road. 
 
River Road  is passable in both directions, there is standing water on the shoulders.  Signage has been placed at this location to warn motorists.
 
1:30 P.M. 3/17/2011
Patrick Swanick

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There have been no changes since the last update.   Pelham Island Road remains closed for through traffic at Heard Pond.  Residents can gain access to their homes from either end of the road, but are asked not to attempt to travel through the water near Heard Pond, which is about 4 inches deep in spots.  Signage has been placed to warn motorists of the water over the road.  River Road has 2-3 inches of water across both travel lanes in some locations but remains passable in both directions.  Signage has been placed at this location to warn motorists.

The river will be closely monitored and updates will be provided if and when the status changes.

4:00 P.M. 3/16/2011
Lieutenant Patrick Swanick

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The Sudbury River in Wayland has receded slightly since the last update.  The MWRA advises that they have stopped releases from the Saxonville Dam because they have enough storage capacity for anticipated rain.  Forecasted rain is expected to have a minimal effect on the Sudbury River in Wayland.

Pelham Island Road remains closed for through traffic at Heard Pond.  Residents can gain access to their homes from either end of the road, but are asked not to attempt to travel through the water near Heard Pond, which is now 4 inches deep in spots.  Signage has been placed to warn motorists of the water over the road.  River Road has 3 inches of water across both travel lanes in some locations but remains passable in both directions.  Signage has been placed at this location to warn motorists.

The river will be closely monitored and updates will be provided if and when the status changes.

Chief Irving
3:40 P.M. 3/15/2011

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The Sudbury River in Wayland remains near flood stage at this hour.  The MWRA has reduced the release of water from the Saxonville Dam to the maintenance level of 70 million gallons per day.

Pelham Island Road remains closed for through traffic at Heard Pond.  Residents can gain access to their homes from either end of the road, but are asked not to attempt to travel through the water near Heard Pond, which is now 6 inches deep in spots.  Signage has been placed to warn motorists of the water over the road.  River Road has 4 inches of water across both travel lanes in some locations but remains passable in both directions.  Signage has been placed at this location to warn motorists.

The river will be closely monitored and updates will be provided if and when the status changes.

Chief Irving
2:20 P.M. 3/14/2011

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There have been no changes since the last report

Redmond Walsh
2:30 PM 3/13/2011

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The Sudbury River remains just below  flood stage at Saxonville.  The Town of Wayland has received no new reports of additional release of water from the MWRA.

Pelham Island Rd. remains closed at Heard Pond.  Water has begun to recede, but the road will remain closed until passage is safe for all vehicles.  River Rd. remains open but drivers are reminded to avoid the area if possible and use caution when driving in the water.

Sgt. Thomas Galvin
Update 3:30 PM 3/12/2011

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The Sudbury River in Wayland remains near flood stage at this hour.  The MWRA has reduced the release of water from the Saxonville Dam to the maintenance level of 70 million gallons per day.  The river is expected to crest there at 1:00 A.M., and in Wayland at approximately 1:00 A.M. 3/13/2011.

Pelham Island Road is now closed for through traffic at Heard Pond.  Residents can gain access to their homes from either end of the road, but are asked not to attempt to travel through the water near Heard Pond, which is now 6 inches deep in spots.  Signage has been placed to warn motorists of the water over the road.  River Road has 3 inches of water in both travel lanes in some locations but remains passable in both directions.  Signage has been placed at this location to warn motorists.

The river will be closely monitored and updates will be provided if and when the status changes.

Chief Irving
1:20 P.M. 3/11/2011

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The Sudbury River in Wayland remains near flood stage at this hour.  The MWRA is releasing 200  million gallons of water daily from the Saxonville Dam in an effort to create extra capacity should it be needed due to forecasted rain and snow melt.

No roads are closed in Wayland.  Pelham Island Road, at Heard Pond, has approximately 4 inches of water across it in several spots, but it remains passable in both directions. Signage has been placed to warn motorists of the water on the road and everyone is asked to use care when driving on this stretch of roadway.  River Road has 2 inches of water in both travel lanes in some locations but remains passable in both directions.  Signage is being placed at this location to warn motorists.

The river will be closely monitored and updates will be provided if and when the status changes.

Chief Irving
Update: 2:40 P.M. 3/10/2011

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The Sudbury River in Wayland remains near flood stage at this hour.  The MWRA has released a minimal amount of water from the Saxonville Dam throughout the day to create extra capacity should it be needed due to forecasted rain and snow melt.

No roads in Wayland are closed.  Pelham Island Road, at Heard Pond, has approximately 3 inches of water across it in spots, but it remains passable in both directions.  Signage has been placed to warn motorists of the water on the road and everyone is asked to use care when driving on this stretch of roadway.

The river will be closely monitored and updates will be provided if and when the status changes.

Chief Irving
Update: 2:00 P.M. 3/9/2011 

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