Today's messy weather may be just the beginning of a very long weekend. A lot of sleet and freezing rain is expected for this part of the state--which could cause significant power outages. Forest rangers and utility crews spent the day getting ready. The forest rangers plan to help cut any trees that fall because of the storm. Utility crews could also have their hands full with any downed power lines. Officials say people should also take their own precautions and get ready in case the lights do go out. Utility crews are planning to work around the clock to get everyone back online. In the meantime, people are reminded to avoid any downed power lines and to stay away from utility trucks while the crews to their job. People should also follow the manufacturers directions if they plan to use generators. They can emit a deadly gas and could be harmful if used in enclosed or unventilated areas.
Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.
Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.
Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.