Maine Storm Leaves More Than 420K Without Power
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is calling for residents to be cautious on the roads after an overnight storm caused more than 420,000 power outages throughout the state and closed down a number of streets with downed trees.
Maine officials say one to two more inches of rain is possible before the end of Monday. Some stoplights are not functional, making for a treacherous commute in parts of the state. Others are flooded.
Central Maine Power said Monday the hardest hit counties are York, Cumberland, Kennebec, and Androscoggin.
The Portland International Jetport had recorded a peak wind gust of 69 mph in the storm. The Amtrak Downeaster service canceled a morning run due to down trees on the tracks.
Numerous schools were canceled for the day. Others were delayed.