Ice Storm Continues to Hit Maine

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BANGOR - Tens of thousands of people across the state were in the dark Monday night.  The last in a series of storms continues to cover many areas with more Ice.

 

Slick roads, flags as stiff as popsicles, and frozen tree limbs dangling feet from the ground as mainers underwent another day of ice. Some streets like skating rinks, drivers struggling to maintain control.

 

"It's wreaking havoc on the roadways for drivers police departments, fire departments and emergency medical personnel," Says Sgt. Chris Greeley of the Holden Police Department.

 

Power knocked out to tens of thousands, "The weight of the rain the freezing rain, pulled a live power line down,"Greeley adds.

 

The storm keeping state and municipal crews working around the clock, and washing away holiday plans for many.

 

"We have employees who are delaying vacation time for the holidays so that they themselves can be here and be a part of the process to get things restored," Says Bob Potts with Bangor Hydro.

 

As for how it long until power is restored, well -- that likely depends on where you live.

 

"Getting out to some of those outlying areas, is a challenge for us," says Potts.

 

The ice weighing down anything it can grab on to, one home owner, like many, in fear of a cave-in, "I was getting all the ice off the roof.  I was worried about all the weight on the sun porch because it's not super sturdy," says Justin Frazell of Bangor.

 

While some braved the storm, others remained indoors.  Ice-coated vehicles sure to greet those who stayed put, but don't just start chizzling away.

 

"Turn on the rear defroster and the defroster in the windshield and just turn it on high before you scrape," says David Snow of Stratham Tire.

Andrew Scheinthal

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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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