News Release for January 26, 2015

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


MaineDOT Recommends Essential Travel Only on Tuesday

Augusta – Tuesday’s impending storm is expected to create dangerous travel conditions throughout the State of Maine. MaineDOT recommends essential travel only as heavy snow combined with high winds will decrease visibility to near zero through the entire day and into the night.

The storm is expected to move into the southern part of the state in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 27 and continue rapidly, stretching to all parts of the state through mid-day. It is anticipated that snowfall amounts will reach one to two inches per hour with blowing and drifting snow. The winds are expected to be sustained at fifteen to twenty miles per hour, with gusts exceeding forty-five to fifty miles per hour.

All motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution through the day on Tuesday and into mid-day on Wednesday. When the snowfall ends, continued high winds will make visibility a major challenge on the roadways.

MaineDOT road crews will continue to make the roads as safe as possible throughout this weather event, but are advising only essential travel.