UPDATE BANGOR - There will be a downtown parking ban posted from 11pm tonight February 3, 2015 through tomorrow morning February 4, 2015. Vehicles left on downtown city streets or in city parking lots may be towed at the owner's expense.
Vehicles left on downtown streets or city owned parking lots during this time period may be towed at the owner's expense.
As a reminder there is also a parking ban outside of downtown from midnight to 6 am and odd/even parking regulations are in effect and will be strictly enforced during the storm.
From 6 am through midnight, vehicles may only park on the odd side of the street on odd days and even side of the street on even days unless otherwise posted.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a young Caribou man died this morning when fire swept his home at 100 Dow Siding Road. The body of 18 year old Jordan McEwen was found by firefighters in a bedroom of the mobile home shortly after 10 am. McEwen died from smoke inhalation.
McEwen had been living with relatives at the home since November, after the apartment house in Caribou he formerly lived in was damaged by fire. Fire Marshals say he was suspected of setting the fire in November and that he likely set this morning’s fire, as well. His mother and brother also lived in the mobilehome and both were not at home at the time of today’s fire.
We will update as more information is released.
FROM THE ABC NEWS ROOM HERE ARE THE LATEST CLOSING REPORTS...
St. Joseph's College- CLOSED ...
AOS 77 - EARLY DISMISSAL ...
BREWER SCHOOLS - CLOSED ...
ELLSWORTH SCHOOLS - CLOSED ...
MSAD 59 - CLOSED ...
MILLINOCKET SCHOOLS - CLOSED ...
AUGUSTA SCHOOLS - CLOSED ...
BANGOR SCHOOLS - CLOSED ...
SAD 54 - CLOSED ...
UNION 69 - CLOSED ...
JOHN BAPST - CLOSED ...
RSU 26 - CLOSED ...
BANGOR CHRISTIAN - CLOSED ...
AOS 96 - 11:30 DISMISSAL ...
ALL SAINTS BANGOR- CLOSED ...
UNION 93 - CLOSED ...
UMAINE AUGUSTA - CLOSED ...
WASHINGTON ACADEMY - 11:30 DISMISS ...
UMAINE MACHIAS - CLOSING NOON ...
OHI BREWER & HERMON - CLOSED ...
MSAD 49 - EARLY DISMISSAL 11:00 ELEMENTARY 12:00
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ANIMAL ORPHANAGE OT -CLOSED
EMCC - CLOSING AT NOON
ACADIA NAT'L PARK ADV. COMMISSION MEETING - CANCELLED
MSAD 30 - CLOSING AT 11:30
BAILEYVILLE SCHOOLS - CLOSING AT 11:30
PRINCETON SCHOOLS - CLOSING AT 11
EAST RANGE SCHOOL - CLOSING AT 11:30
HUSSON UNIVERSITY - CLOSING AT 12:00
BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY- CLOSING AT 3:00
RSU 68, DISMISSED AT NOON
BAR HARBOR BANK AND TRUST - ALL LOCATIONS - CLOSE AT 2:00PM
SOUTHWEST HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON
SPRUCE RUN WOMEN'S CARE, BANGOR RESOURCE CENTER - CLOSED, DOVER FOXCROFT RESOURCE CENTER - OPEN, HOTLINE - OPEN
BEAL COLLEGE CLOSING AT 1:00PM
SEDGEWICK TOWN OFFICE CLOSED
HAMMOND STREET SENIOR CENTER CLOSING AT NOON
PENOBSCOT COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CLOSING AT 3:30PM, ALL LOCATIONS EXCEPT jACKMAN AND HOPE HOUSE
SEAPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CLOSING AT 3:30PM
UTC ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES ARE CANCELLED
MAINE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES CLOSING AT 1:00PM
ALL MAINE SAVINGS BANK LOCATIONS CLOSED AT 2PM
CUSO HOME LENDING CLOSED AT 2PM
BANGOR HUMANE SOCIETY CLOSED AT 2 PM
BANGOR SAVINGS BANK CLOSED AT 2PM
BREWER TOWN OFFICE CLOSING AT 2PM, PLANNING BOARD MEETING POSTPONED
UNIVERSITY CREDIT UNION, ORONO AND BANGOR OFFICES CLOSED AT 3 PM
ALL BANGOR COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FEBRUARY 2ND POSTPONED
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE PISCATIQUIS EXTENSION IS CLOSING AT 1:30 PM
MORITA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE IN HERMON - DANCE AND ZUMBA CANCELLED
CAMDEN NATIONAL BANK CLOSING AT 3PM
ALL STATE OF MAINE OFFICES CLOSING AT 2PM
INFINITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION CLOSING AT 2PM
BANGOR CITY HALL CLOSING AT 2:30PM
KRISTE SPRAGUE, Ph.D., D.D. DIVORCE MEDIATION AND COUNSELING SERVICES CLOSED
SKOWHEGAN COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSING AT 4:30PM
HAMPDEN TOWN OFFICE CLOSED AT 2 PM, ROWN MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL fEB. 9TH AT 7 PM, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL FEB. 9TH AT 6PM
TOWN OF GARLAND SELECTMEN MEETING MOVED TO 2:30PM TODAY
ST. ALBANS TOWN OFFICE CLOSED AT 1:00 PM
SEBEC SELECTMEN MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL FEB. 9
BANGOR YMCA CLOSING AT 6PM
BANGOR – With back-to-back-to-back storms dropping large amounts of snow on the greater Bangor area, the Bangor Water District appreciates your help in clearing fire hydrants. The District – not local fire departments – is responsible for shoveling out 1100 hydrants in its seven-town service area.
“We move as quickly as possible once a storm is over to clear hydrants,” said General Manager Kathy Moriarty, “but assistance from the public helps ensure the hydrants are easy to locate and available for first responders in an emergency. Thank you to those who grab a shovel and lend a hand.”
Moriarty noted that in addition to falling snow, snowplows and snowblowers often add to the problem, as do freezing sleet and ice. She said there should be about three feet of clearance around the hydrant to allow fire hose access, and any snow that’s removed should not block visibility or be thrown in the street.
Fire hydrants that are tested, flushed, and properly maintained, in addition to a system that provides plenty of water and water pressure, are all part of Bangor Water District’s contribution to public service.