BANGOR – Monday’s snowfall was the first storm of the season and it had impact.
It’s the first storm of the year. The storm dropped several inches of snow on some areas.
The Maine Department of Transportation said they had all crews on stand by waiting for the storm to hit .
“We’ve been ready since November–uh early November. For all of our trucks we’ve switched over put on the plows, we put the materials in the trucks, we’ve got them all geared up. It’s the first storm for everybody but we’ve been ready since November.” said Ted Talbot, MDOT.
Some schools had their first snow day of the year and the weather delayed the opening of many offices across the state.the snow also impacted flights at the Bangor International Airport.
James Canders, Assistant Airport Director said “We have seen some delays and some cancellations. Some flights are still operating on time so we recommend all travelers arrive at the airport at least a couple hours ahead of time.”
People seemed to be driving more cautiously for Monday’s storm.
“A lot of slide-offs. A lot more slide-offs. Very few accidents, but a lot of slide-offs where people just weren’t prepared for the first storm of the season.” Stated Maine State Police Corporal Derrick Record.