A round up of how Wednesday’s storm is affecting Maine life.
UPDATED 1:31 PM: AUBURN — Auburn Hall will be closing at 2 p.m. today because of the weather. In addition, the School Committee meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12.
Auburn Recreation is closing offices at 2 p.m. and has cancelling youth open gym, youth basketball practices and adult basketball today.
Possible up to 2 inches per hour around 2pm. Plows routes take about 1 hour. That means there will always be at least an inch in some areas.
— Maine Turnpike (@MaineTurnpike) February 5, 2014
AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has announced that state offices will close at noon today in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Kennebec, Androscoggin and Oxford counties.
Offices in Franklin, Somerset, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington and Aroostook counties will remain open usual business hours.
Snow continues north into South & Central ME. Please be aware of changing road conditions, reduce your speed. pic.twitter.com/G35SbapqTB
— Maine State Police (@MEStatePolice) February 5, 2014
Due to Snow, 2/5/14 LA Film Forum at Lewiston Library Cancelled: http://t.co/1kmwrSRNJk
— Lewiston Government (@LewistonMeGov) February 5, 2014
UPDATED 9:46 AM: Lewiston has cancelled Wednesday’s Board of Appeals meeting. It is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 19.
- The City of Auburn has a parking ban from noon Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.
- The City of Lewiston has a parking ban from 6 p.m. Wedensday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
UPDATED 9:04 AM: So far, Central Maine Power has reported no outages yet. Bangor Hydro Electric has one customer reporting a power outage.
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I-95 north in Bangor mile 186 closed to all traffic due to an accident. All north traffic to take Exit 185— MaineDOT (@MaineDOT1) February 5, 2014
The Sun Journal has created a list of Twitter accounts that broadcast useful information for monitoring the weather and road conditions. The accounts include:
- @MaineDot1: Maine Department of Transportation
- @NWSGray: National Weather Service station in Gray
- @MaineTurnpike: Maine Turnpike Authority
- @MaineEMA: Maine Emergency Management Association
- @Mainegov_Alerts: Citizen Alerts from Maine.gov
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