News Release for January 6, 2014

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297


MaineDOT Urges Caution Driving

Augusta - Maine DOT is strongly encouraging motorists to “slow down and drive with caution.” Dale Doughty, Director of Maintenance and Operations, is asking for public cooperation during this difficult weather event. “MaineDOT crews are out in full force today dealing with frozen culverts, and cleaning drainage basins in order to prevent flooding. Motorists need to slow down as they approach ponding on roadways and give our crews the space they need to work safely. “

MaineDOT crews are racing against the clock as freezing temperatures are predicted later tonight. “Today, we are working across the state to minimize drainage problems caused by the spike in temperatures and tonight we’ll be working to de-ice the roads,” Doughty cautions. “As the temperatures plummet tonight, please watch out for black ice. If you don’t have to go out this evening, play it safe and stay home.”