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County gearing up for the Winter Storm

| February 13, 2014


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Snowfall is expected to start tonight and last all the way through Friday. And how prepared is the County for this winter blast? New Source 8’s Angela Christoforos has the story…

Mother nature is at it again- expected to dump more than 16 inches of snow on parts of the County Thursday night into Friday. January’s ice storm nearly wiped out salt supply, so how how prepared is the County this time around?

Maine D.O.T Region Manager Bob Watson said, “We’ve had a week or so of nice dry weather so we haven’t been using a lot of salt, during that time we’ve been getting constant deliveries of salt to all our locations.”

Store Manager of the S.W. Collins Presque Isle store Randy Hitchcock said, “On hand right now we would have 500 bags on hand which should be more than enough.”

The S.W. Collins Store Manager says last storm they ran out of things like roof rakes and scoops, but this time around they’ve got plenty in stock.

“I think we’re prepared I feel bad for the people down South as I watch the storm come across the country because they’re not set up to deal with winter weather the way we are this is going to be a relatively routine storm,” said Watson.

Even though it’s nothing we haven’t seen here before; a big concern with this upcoming storm is the wind- that could cause white out conditions and low-visibility. Try to stay home if you can, and if you do end up hitting the roads drive slow in the snow.

The storm will be in full force later Thursday evening, very heavy snow is expected and blowing snow throughout the day Friday will cause very poor visibility and dangerous travel conditions.

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