Maine DOT Says They’ve Opened Almost 60 State Roads That Were Closed From Monday’s Storm
As of Thursday afternoon, Versant Power was reporting that 28,257 people were without power still. While CMP said they had 59,121 folks without power, for a total of more than 87-thousand people. That number is down, significantly from the over 253,000 people who were without it Wednesday.
The Maine Department of Transportation also made some impressive progress, despite the bitter cold and windy conditions. In an update given Thursday afternoon, the Main DOT said they have hundreds of people dedicated solely to the job of storm cleanup.
"As of 3:00 PM on Thursday, there were 41 road closures and 18 bridge closures. More than two-thirds of these roads and bridges are in Franklin, Kennebec, and Oxford Counties. These numbers are down from Tuesday's totals of nearly 100 road closures and nearly three dozen bridge closures. No state-owned bridges were destroyed by Monday's storm."
With the Christmas holiday approaching in just a couple of days, they realize a lot of people will be traveling. They suggest people check this resource for the latest road conditions.
"The best source for information on road closures continues to be www.newengland511.org, which is continuously updated. "
They also say while the bridge which runs links Brunswick and Topsham, which runs along Route 201 is closed at the moment, they are hoping to be able to reopen it before the holiday.
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