A combination of wet weather, a nearly full moon and high tide resulted in flooding Jan. 24 at Lincolnville Beach.

Fire Chief Don Fullington III said the flooding takes place about three times a year, most often with a full moon when the tide is right.

The Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, and the Maine Department of Transportation posted a sign to slow traffic. The flooding was not severe enough to require shutting down the road.

Vehicles were driving through the saltwater in the flooded areas.

Flooding can affect local businesses when people do not stop and go into stores because of the high water.