WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) today personally spoke with Matthew Pineo, Town Manager for Brownville, Maine, and called Maine Governor Paul LePage regarding intense flooding that occurred Saturday night into Sunday morning, impacting both vehicular and freight rail travel in the region. She pledged her support and aid in helping the town recover from damage caused by this weekend’s thunderstorms, which dumped upwards of eight inches of rain on the town in a six-hour period.
“I have spoken with Brownville’s Town Manager, Matthew Pineo, to offer any and all assistance I can in repairing the destruction caused by this weekend’s severe flooding, which led to washed out roads and damaged railroad tracks in the town,” said Senator Snowe. “Additionally, I discussed the situation personally with Governor LePage, and I will work side-by-side with him to ensure that the town receives any possible aid to ensure the timely restoration of its transportation infrastructure, including the rail lines, which are of critical importance to the region’s economy as a means of transporting goods to and from the local mills.”
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