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Rain, snow wash out Mt. Washington Auto Road; flooding elsewhere in NH

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The National Weather Service reports many New Hampshire rivers are near or at flood stage.

Several days of wet spring weather has washed out parts of the Mount Washington Auto Road.

Meghan Moody Schwartz, a spokesperson for the Auto Road, said the top of the mountain got more than 3 inches of rain on Monday, as well as some snow. Water began flowing on top of parts of the road instead of under the road through culverts.

"We were definitely reminded of how powerful mother nature is," Moody Schwartz said.

She said repairs are underway and the road is expected to open as normal in mid-May.

As the rain continues through the week, the National Weather Service has issued flood watches and warnings across New Hampshire.

Check here for the latest updates from the National Weather Service.

A flood warning, which means that flooding is "imminent or occurring," is in effect for Suncook River at North Chichester, affecting Merrimack and Belknap counties.

A flood watch, meaning that flooding is not guaranteed but possible, is also in effect for parts of Carroll and Grafton counties. It runs from noon through Tuesday evening.

Many rivers are forecast to be at or around flood stage Tuesday into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms are possible across New Hampshire. Those storms could contain small hail, gusty winds and heavy rainfalls, according to the latest forecast.

That storm advisory also includes greater Concord, where small hail could be coupled with gusty winds.

Rain is likely through Thursday, with a mostly sunny day Friday. Warmer, drier weather is expected into the weekend.

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