AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Some Maine state offices have closed early due to a winter storm that’s bringing lots of snow, strong winds and bitter cold air.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s office says that offices in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc Waldo and York Counties closed at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Blowing snow, coastal flooding and bitter cold is expected for much of Maine through Thursday night, with temperatures possibly plummeting to 30 to 35 below zero Friday night in the mountains.
LePage says they offices will reopen on Friday. Offices in Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset and Washington Counties will stay open on Thursday.