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(Orange Fire Rescue photo)

ORANGE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A state of emergency was declared in the town Orange Sunday morning.

Orange Fire Chief Young declared the state of emergency effective at 7 a.m. The Department of Public Works Superintendent Killay, Orange Police Department, and MEME are working to assess and monitor local waterways and dams.

The Fire Department said Royalston Road near Mill Yard Road is closed. Tully Road near Creamery Hill Road is also closed.

According to officials the Miller's River has risen and may continue to do so. They are advising people to use caution on washed out roads.

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