Below is a warning posted on the City of Ellsworth's website

December 23, 2013 - 1:45PM

For your safety, the City Council, City Manager, and Public Safety Department are urging all residents to refrain from any travel that is not absolutely necessary. Travel conditions are becoming life threatening with icy conditions paired with downed power lines and fallen trees.  Especially after sunset, it will become difficult to see the downed power lines and trees contributing to even more hazardous conditions.  Resources of Ellsworth and surrounding communities are already being fully utilized.  Immediate threats to life will be prioritized for emergency response.