Weather Advisory for Methuen - Flood Watch & Wind Advisory for Essex County - Monday, January 23, 2017

Attention Methuen Residents:

The National Weather Service has issued a floor watch for Essex County from 1:00 pm today through Tuesday morning.  It is estimated the area will receive between 1.5 to 3 inches of rain which may cause roadways to be temporarily flooded.

There is also a wind advisory for Essex County which may experience sustained winds expected to be 35-45 MPH.

Residents are reminded to use extra caution if you are traveling in the area during the evening and overnight hours.  Use reduced speeds during times of heavy rain.  DO NOT touch or approach downed power lines.  Immediately call 911 and report the hazard.  If you experience a power outage, you can contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212.  The customer service line for National Grid is 1-800-322-3223.