A portion of Augusta that has been under a flood watch for most of the month is now reopened to traffic.

Front Street in Augusta has been closed since around January 13th, when the Kennebec River overflowed its banks, leaving some vehicles under water and businesses bailing out their basements. On Thursday, the south end of the street was opened to traffic, but crews continued the cleanup of the north end through the weekend. This morning, Augusta Police announced to commuters, patrons, business owners, residents, and visitors of Augusta that all of Front Street's parking lots have been opened back up.

Police say they want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

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