We here at ABC 7 and FOX 22 along with the greater Bangor community are mourning the loss of our beloved colleague and long-time radio personality Gene Hardin.
Gene passed away unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day.
He began working at Channel 7 when he was just a teenage boy and he has done nearly every job in the building, from working as a cameraman, directing and most recently as promotions manager and public service director.
To radio listeners, Gene was known as DJ, J.J. West, and he worked at several radio stations in Bangor and Ellsworth for more than 30 years.
In addition to working at ABC 7 and FOX 22, Gene worked for Townsquare Media on Q106.5 FM.
He is survived by his wife Judy, their four children and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
The arrival of the snow storm caused numerous accidents throughout the night.
It continued this morning in Dover Foxcroft where two people died following a crash on Route 15.
It was after ten this morning when a vehicle went out of control on the slushed covered roadway.
That's when it collided with a pickup just below Charleston hill.
The two people in the car were both killed.
The driver has been identified as 71 year old William Viney of Sangerville and his passenger was 25 year old Joshua White of Greenville.
The driver of the pickup was 80 year old Kenneth Bearce of Dover Foxcroft.
At last report he was undergoing xrays and a catscan to determine his injuries.