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    State Rep. Larry Dunphy, of Embden, stands by a washed-out road in northwestern Somerset County Wednesday. Dunphy said he is trying to help secure financial help for residents of the area to fix the damage, which is estimated to be hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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    Old Spencer Road in northern Somerset County was washed out in Tuesday's storm. Some area residents are trapped by washouts of Spencer and other roads, and repair estimates are close to $1 million.

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    Old Spencer Road in northern Somerset County is washed out and littered with rocks after Tuesday's storm.

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    The Parlin Pond Bridge on U.S. Route 201 was washed out from heavy rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, prompting a 100-mile detour. The bridge was back in operation Thursday morning.

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    State road crews repair the Parlin Pond Bridge on U.S. Route 201 Wednesday. The bridge was washed out by heaving rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. The rain also caused major damage to area roads.

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    The intersection of No Road and Spencer Road in northern Somerset County is washed out and littered with rocks after Wednesday's storm. No Road is owned by a landowners association, and members are hoping for government or private help to aid with repairs.

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    Spencer Road in northern Somerset County is washed out and littered with rocks after Wednesday's storm. Officials say the damage could cost up to $200,000 to repair.

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    Ernie Shufelt, of the No Road Owners Road Association , left, state Sen. Rod Whittemore, R-Skowhegan, and a neighbor of Shufelt's stand next to a washed-out road in Somerset County Wednesday. Whittemore, whose District 3 includes all of Somerset County, is trying to help secure aid for residents and property owners in the area.

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