Crashes, cancellations, postponements result of April snowstorm

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 2:45pm

A wet, slippery snowfall is creating treacherous conditions along the Midcoast. While first responders are tending to crashes, vehicles off the roads, or stuck on hills, at least one town office is shutting down for the day. Two crashes along Route 1 in Lincolnville happened almost simultaneously, pressing the need for additional manpower, including a Rockland ambulance, Lincolnville firefighters and Camden police to help out.

The Rockport Town Office will be closing at 3 p.m. today due to the weather. However, the scheduled Select Board workshop and meeting will be held this evening.

The RSU 13 budget meeting scheduled for this evening is postponed; new date to be announced.

Maine House and Senate Sessions are cancelled on Tuesday, April 9. Committee meetings will continue as scheduled on Tuesday.

 

The weather looks bleakly winter-like through mid-week:

This Afternoon

Snow before  5p.m., then rain and snow. High near 33. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tonight

Rain, snow, and sleet before 2am, then a chance of snow between 2am and 4am, then a chance of snow and sleet after 4am. Low around 27. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tuesday

A chance of snow showers and sleet before 11am, then a chance of snow showers between 11am and noon, then rain and snow showers likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 9pm. Low around 29. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Wednesday

A chance of snow showers, mixing with rain after 11am, then gradually ending. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.