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Late winter storm blasts Maine with snow

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Portlanders dig their cars out of the snow in a lot on Park Avenue on Thursday, March 8, 2018, after an overnight parking ban.

Updated:

Winter is getting in at least one more hit. After several days of moderate and above average temperatures, a hard-hitting storm is blanketing the state in a fresh coat of snow. As the storm develops, follow our live storm blog as our reporters and media partners bring you the latest updates from across the state.


Bill Trotter
March 8, 20184:04 pm

Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention has good advice for how to clear snow from front walks, sidewalks, etc.

https://twitter.com/MEPublicHealth/status/971853174217822208


Christopher Burns
March 8, 20182:56 pm


Bill Trotter
March 8, 20181:08 pm

Relatively heavy bands of snow in western Maine and parts of eastern Maine still are showing up on radar. https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/northeast_loop.gif


Troy R. Bennett
March 8, 201812:47 pm

A dog pees on a tree while a human trudges through the falling snow behind it in Portland’s Deering Oaks Park on Thursday morning. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201812:34 pm

You got that right, Adam.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201812:29 pm

The Kenduskeag considers refreezing but doesn’t. BDN photo by Callie Ferguson.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201812:28 pm


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201812:28 pm

Our BDN metro reporters are out looking for a scoop, or a hot cup of coffee.


Troy R. Bennett
March 8, 201811:50 am

Do you know how much a shovelful of wet snow weighs? We do. Click here to learn the answer.


Bill Trotter
March 8, 201811:21 am

View the plows at work in downtown Ellsworth as the snow flies over the roof of City Hall:


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201811:15 am

Outages in Hancock and Washington counties have climbed to nearly 2,400, Emera Maine reports.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:56 am


Darren Fishell
March 8, 201810:54 am

Here are the latest snowfall totals from across the state. The city of Sanford’s currently in the lead, with 18.5 inches.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:48 am

Very true.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:40 am

A spate of outages are being reported across York County this morning.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:39 am


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:35 am


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:32 am

Interstate 95 in New Hampshire has reopened, according to the Maine Turnpike Authority.

Earlier this morning, the storm brought down electrical wires over I-95 in Portsmouth, according to ABC affiliate WMTW.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:30 am

Just when you think it’s over. The National Weather Service reports that another storm will hit Maine Friday night into Saturday, but the bulk of the snowfall will be concentrated in northern Maine, where more than 4 inches is expected.

Bangor could see less than 1 inch from the storm’s southernmost fringe.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:27 am


Lindsay Putnam
March 8, 201810:27 am

Essential Maine snowstorm theme song: “This is Maine, it’s going to snow.”

This is Maine, it’s going to snow


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:26 am


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:26 am


Lindsay Putnam
March 8, 201810:24 am

#DEVELOPING: A plow truck has crashed into an utility pole on River Rd. in Livermore. (📸: Mike Shea) Be careful out there everyone.

Posted by WGME CBS 13 News, Portland on Thursday, March 8, 2018


Lindsay Putnam
March 8, 201810:22 am


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:22 am

Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:20 am


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:19 am

Another snow photo from Harrison by BDN business writer Lori Valigra.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:16 am

BDN business writer Lori Valigra took this shot in the woods in Harrison.


Lindsay Putnam
March 8, 201810:15 am

Make the most of your snow day! 

10 ways to enjoy Maine during a snowstorm


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:13 am


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:12 am

Here’s a look at the snow-related damage around Portsmouth.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:12 am

Already, 18 inches of snow has piled up in Sanford, and snow will continue to fall in York County for another couple hours.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 201810:04 am

Tired of plows filling your freshly shoveled driveway with snow? Well, here’s a tip to help you avoid reshoveling your driveway after the plow goes by.


Lindsay Putnam
March 8, 20189:52 am

See how bad the highways are near you with this live map


Christopher Burns
March 8, 20189:52 am

Christopher Burns
March 8, 20189:51 am

Emera Maine is reporting widespread power outages this morning as a result of the nor’easter. About 1,900 customers in Hancock and Washington counties are without power, the utility reported this morning.

Emera Maine says it will work to restore service as soon as possible, but difficult travel conditions may slow crews’ response.


Lindsay Putnam
March 8, 20189:51 am


Christopher Burns
March 8, 20189:49 am

Be cautious if you must hit the road today. Whiteout conditions are being reported along the interstate corridor.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 20189:47 am

Most meteorologists measure snow depth in inches, but one Maine resident found a sweeter measurement system.


Christopher Burns
March 8, 20189:44 am

Due to the storm, all state offices are closed today, according to the governor’s office.

“Travel conditions are expected to remain treacherous throughout the day,” Gov. Paul LePage said in a statement. “I encourage Mainers to stay off the roads and avoid traveling unless it is an absolute emergency. Avoiding unnecessary travel will keep accidents to a minimum and allow state and municipal road crews to safely go about their work.”


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