County hardest hit by most recent storm

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 08, 2009, at 8:56 p.m.

CARIBOU, Maine — Aroostook County was the hardest hit by a winter storm that moved through the state on Wednesday and Thursday.

Snow stopped falling in the area early Thursday afternoon.

“There are a few flurries and a couple of snow showers lingering around, but most of the heavy snow has gone from the area,” Mark Bloomer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Caribou, said Thursday afternoon.

Most of the snow that came with the storm fell in The County, especially in the St. John Valley.

According to preliminary statistics from the weather service, the most snow — 11 inches — fell in Fort Kent, Lille and St. Agatha, while Caribou had 7 inches.

In southern Aroostook, Houlton and Monticello reported 3 inches.

In Hancock County, Orland received the most snow, 4 inches. Ellsworth recorded 3 inches, and 1 inch fell in Bar Harbor.

In Penobscot County, Bangor received 5 inches, but the most snow — 6 inches — fell in Winn. Medway received 5.8 inches and Orono received 3.5 inches.

Greenville, which recorded 8 inches of snow, received the most snow in Piscataquis County. Dover-Foxcroft received 4 inches.

In Washington County, the most snow — 4 inches — fell in Topsfield. Milbridge received 2 inches and Eastport received 0.9 inches.

Police in Aroostook County reported few problems due to the storm.

Caribou police fielded reports of two minor accidents and two cars off the road.

Bloomer said a system moving into the area during the middle of next week could bring “very cold” weather to the area.

Below-zero temperatures are expected to be recorded during that time, Bloomer said.

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