Blizzard Warning for Downeast Maine
I saw a good sign today. It read "Spring starts March 20th... Winter Ends When?" It certainly isn't going to end on Wednesday, March 26th, as the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Downeast Maine, including Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, calling for 12-20 inches of snow, with the heaviest along the coast and into Washington County from 6 AM to Midnight. In the Greater Bangor area, there is a winter storm warning in effect from 8 AM to Midnight.
The winds will be especially fierce Downeast, with Northerly winds 30-40 miles per hour and gusts up to 55 miles per hour. There will be near zero visibility at times with the blowing snow. In the Greater Bangor area, winds will be our of the North, 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 45 miles per hour.
Emera Maine in a press release later Tuesday afternoon stated that extra crews would be deployed to Hancock and Washington Counties before the travel conditions deteriorated.
Be sure to check our website on Wednesday, as we'll keep track of all the cancellations and delays. Be careful driving and call before you go to make sure your destination will be open.