This storm will be a headache for days.

When it comes to having power right now, it's all about location, location, location. When I drove through Hampden this morning, traffic lights were still out in the center of town. By the time I got to Bangor and Brewer, things had settled back to normal... kinda. At least in the capacity that there were traffic lights.


When going home from work yesterday, I hit the section of Hampden where the lights were out, and it was an insane free-for-all. Some cars were sitting forever, because some people would just tack themselves on to someone else's bumper and pretty much become their trailer through the intersection. The thing is... that's not how it's supposed to go. I know this because Tim Cotton said so.

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You're doing it all wrong, and so is everyone around you.

So it's supposed to go the way a 4-way stop would work. All the cars should take turns going one at a time. It's just no one does. In the last couple days, I've seen no less then three near-misses, because people wouldn't do it right. But hey... don't let me explain it, let sort-of retired Bangor Police Officer Tim Cotton elaborate from their Facebook page...

As you can see, too many people are being greedy jerks, trying to be in first place. Granted, this has become a thing in Maine. Being in "first place" is a disease too many suffer from. How many times have you had some jerk cut you off on a road, when there was absolutely no one behind you?!?! This all falls under that category.

An irritated young man driving a vehicle is expressing his road rage.

Look, we all have to get somewhere, and believe it or not, if everyone just played by the rules and followed along, we'd all get where we're going that much faster. So if you are at a traffic light with no power, set an example. Don't be "that guy". Or girl.

By the way, if you can find a gas station right now, it's pure gold. Heck, even the price has been coming down a bit...

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Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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