Friday, 16 November 2018 16:38

First snow fall of the season Featured

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BANGOR - People in Maine woke up to snow on the ground. There were many reports of accidents especially earlier Friday morning on the highways.

 

Bangor public works had a pre-storm briefing Thursday night ahead of the snowfall.

 

"4:30 this morning when it started snowing we made the phone call and everybody started to come in and get their trucks ready to go," said Eric Willette the director for Bangor Public Works. 

 

He said this past week they had all their supervisors drive around to inspect the roads and look for any hazards.

 

"Pick up construction debris make sure all the cones and stuff are out of the road smooth over any joints that were left over from paving projects that we haven't finished yet," said Willette. 

 

There's over 40 plowers working right now and Willette said they will stay working until it's all done.

 

Businesses like Fairmount Hardware in Bangor have been seeing lots of customers come in and buy shovels and car scrapers.

 

"Everybody I don't think was really prepared if it was coming or not, but we had all the product on hand," said Sheldon Hartstone the owner of Fairmount Hardware.

 

He said while most people bought salt and shovels not many bought roof rakes just yet.

 

"The big item is later is the roof rakes there mid-winter," Hartstone said.

 

Stratham tire said they've been busy with people coming in and getting their snow tires changed over.

 

"This time of year it's really a good idea to put your snow tires on you know so you can be safe when you're driving especially in these conditions," said manager Ed Michaud. 

 

He said the demand this year has been big for snow tires and appointments are filling up quickly.

 

"Right now we're booking almost a week ahead so you know people who wait till the last minute, unfortunately, they probably won't get them on as quick as they'd like," Michaud said.

 

 

Shonna Narine

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Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

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