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I was thinking of taking a trip from PA to Maine this weekend and clear out a couple states. More for a ride than a site seeing tour. I was born in Brockton Mass, and lived in East Bridgewater, I will probably ride through my old neighborhood to see how many changes happen in 36 yrs. I was curious how the roads are up that way now, are there still quite a few roads and bridges out from the flood? how about this past weekends snow, I would think the snow is gone, but what about the cinders? Is it worth the trip or should I ride another direction. thanks.
 

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I don't think you'll have any problems. Certainly not in the eastern part of MA. I live just south of Brockton in Raynham. Effects in this area from Irene and last week's snowstorm were minimal. They didn't even plow here. Intersections and certain trouble spots were sanded but not widespread. The central part of the state is another matter. My daughter lives in Longmeadow and I was out there yesterday helping my son-in-law get things back in order. Basement flooding, no power and lots of tree damage still to contend with. Major roads ok but I would avoid going off them out there. As far as I know Maine does not have any serious issues caused by either event unless you go deep into the state away from civilization.
 

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I don't think you'll have any problems. Certainly not in the eastern part of MA. I live just south of Brockton in Raynham. Effects in this area from Irene and last week's snowstorm were minimal. They didn't even plow here. Intersections and certain trouble spots were sanded but not widespread. The central part of the state is another matter. My daughter lives in Longmeadow and I was out there yesterday helping my son-in-law get things back in order. Basement flooding, no power and lots of tree damage still to contend with. Major roads ok but I would avoid going off them out there. As far as I know Maine does not have any serious issues caused by either event unless you go deep into the state away from civilization.
Thanks, if the weather is decent, I'm going to venture up that way. I've been going to do it a couple different times this year, the first time I had planned on a light house tour in RI, but my son was getting deployed to Afganistan and it was his last weekend here so we cancelled. The next time it was flooded. I will leave early Saturday morning and see where I end up. I need to hit Conneticut, RI, Mass and Maine to add them to my states ridden map and then next year hit ND, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, at that point I will have ridden in all of 48 or 52 depending on who you're talking to...LOL
 
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