Governor Mills Closes All State Offices on Tuesday Due to Storm
Governor Janet Mills has closed all state offices for Tuesday, in order to encourage residents to stay off the roads.
A winter storm is bringing snow, rain, and wind to the state and so the governor ordered the state offices to remain shut on Tuesday, in hopes of protecting state workers and also in an effort to keep people at home.
"With up to a foot of snow and mixed precipitation, we are expecting hazardous travel conditions," Governor Mills said in a media release, "so I urge all Maine people to stay off the roads whenever possible and to exercise caution."
She also asks that people check in, from a distance, on their neighbors and loved ones to make sure they're okay. The wind and snow is expected to cause some power outages around the state, so it's important to make sure they're safe and warm.
One thing I can say for the pandemic is that it's made dealing with winter weather a little easier. School kids can learn remotely, many people are equipped to work-from-home, and our pantries are all stocked with plenty of food. Just remember to charge up all your electronics before the power goes out. And, if it does, be mindful of how you use that generator, keeping it in an open area, with the exhaust pointed away from any buildings. Hook it up according to factory specs, in order to keep linemen safe as they work to get the power back on.
Find more cancellations and postponements here. And if you don't find what you're looking for, consider calling ahead before getting in your car.