BANGOR – We got a taste of snow today, but there will be plenty more this weekend. Many areas are expected to see more than a foot of snow, which will greatly affect weekend travel plans.
The impending weather forecast could make for some slippery travel conditions all the way into early next week.
“If everything goes right, hopefully Monday afternoon…we should pretty much have cleared up everything we need to have cleared up,” said Eastern Region Maine DOT Transportation Resource Manager Joe Lacerda.
Amtrak’s train service has already been modified ahead of the storm. Many Midwest and Northeast schedules will be canceled or changed for Saturday and Sunday. Concord Coach Lines will also be feeling the effects of the winter storm.
“We’ll be shutting down for both Maine and New Hampshire as well as our New York runs, just for Sunday,” said Concord Coach Lines Bangor Terminal Manager Tim McCann.
Those flying over the weekend are reminded to continually check for delays and cancellations.
“Check our website, flybangor.com, we’ll put the updates for the airlines on there as well,” said Bangor International Airport Director Tony Caruso. “Check with your airline directly. You can also download those airline specific apps and they’ll give you those alerts.
According to Caruso, many flight delays stem from the larger hub airports. he says BIA has plenty of equipment to deal with the snow.
“It really comes down the personnel,” said Caruso. “They’re well-qualified, well-trained, and they really know how to handle the winter weather.”
It may be best to stay indoors this weekend, but if you are planning to travel, make sure to be safe.