May 27, 2024

Snow, freezing rain coat parts of The County

CARIBOU – Residents from Patten to Millinocket saw the most snow from a weather system that passed through the state Monday.

Meteorologist Joe Hewitt of the National Weather Service in Caribou said residents from Patten to Millinocket saw 2-3 inches of snow by the time the early morning storm swept through the area.

In Aroostook County, an advisory remained in effect for central Aroostook County and the St. John Valley through Monday afternoon, as snow, sleet and freezing rain continued into the early afternoon in those areas.

In Piscataquis County, 1.5 inches of snow fell in Milo, while 2 inches fell in Sebec Lake.

“The snowfall amounts were pretty much evenly distributed,” Hewitt said Monday afternoon.

Hewitt said the NWS fielded reports of “treacherous” road conditions as freezing rain fell for two to three hours. There were no reports of power outages.

Despite the slippery traveling conditions in some areas, few accidents were reported.

In Madawaska, police had received no reports of accidents or cars off the road by Monday afternoon.

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department assisted a truck that became stuck on Route 11, but otherwise had no weather-related problems, according to a dispatcher.

In Caribou, Officer Kevin St. Peter of the Caribou Police Department said police had dealt with two minor accidents early Monday, but the damage was minimal.

“The cars barely bumped each other,” he said.

In Fort Kent, no one was injured when a car rolled over on U.S. Route 1, according to police.

Neither the Presque Isle Police Department nor the Houlton Police Department reported any accidents or cars off the road as of early Monday afternoon.

Hewitt said the next batch of snow could come late Thursday, when colder-than-normal temperatures are expected to be recorded in the area.


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