Organizations announce closings ahead of March 4 storm

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 4:00pm

Knox County is forecasted to receive approximately 5 - 8 inches of snow on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Some forecasts predict that the storm will begin around 3 a.m., and will last through the afternoon. 

In light of this forecast, organizations have begun closing or postponing services.

Mid-Coast Solid Waste Transfer Station in Rockport will be closed ALL DAY Saturday, March 4.  The facility will re-open on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 8 a.m.

Due to the forecast of  inclement weather the Warren Transfer Station will be closed tomorrow March 4.

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the St. George Transfer Station will be closed Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Walk-in care practices associated with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital will be closed Saturday, March 4

State Championship basketball games have been rescheduled. See more information here:

Due to the incoming storm the Rockland transfer station will be closed Saturday 3/4/23. It will reopen Tuesday 3/7/23. 

The Rockland Public Library will be closed Saturday, March 4.

Due to inclement weather, all City of Belfast non-emergency facilities, this includes the Belfast Transfer Station and the Belfast Free Library, will be closed Saturday, March 4, 2023.


Shoveling tips from Maine Emergency Management

Another blast of winter is heading our way. Shovel with care!
❄ Push snow instead of lifting it
❄ Bend your knees to lift with your legs, not your back
❄ Avoid power lines when removing snow from rooftops
❄ Individuals over the age of 40, or those who are relatively inactive, should be especially careful
❄ Those with heart trouble should consult a doctor to make sure it is safe to shovel
❄ Avoid shoveling immediately after eating or while smoking
❄ Pace yourself - shoveling can raise your heart rate and blood pressure
❄ If you can, shovel soon after the storm when the snow is fresh and powdery
❄ Pick up small amounts at a time
❄ Dress warmly and limit exposure to your nose, ears, hands, and feet
❄ Take frequent breaks
❄ If you feel tightness in your chest, stop immediately. Stop before you reach the point of exhaustion
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