Road Closures & Conditions, Aroostook County, Maine
High winds and blowing snow once again today will create difficult driving conditions across northern Maine and western New Brunswick. Here's the link to road closures.
Wind gusts won't be as strong as yesterday, but strong enough to whip up the snow and cause whiteouts along open stretches of roads.
Police and emergency personnel were busy until late in the night helping to rescue motorists who were stuck in snow drifts (see Facebook Posts below).
Presque Isle police called it a "sea of stranded vehicles" last evening that made work very difficult for the plows. At one point, dozens of roads were closed in Central Aroostook County including stretches of Route 1.
Road closures this morning in Caribou include: Bog Road, Sawyer Road and the Old Washburn Road. Route 1 north of Caribou (the Van Buren Road) is down to one lane. Some other roads in the Caribou area may only be passable in one lane.
Town officials in Limestone are urging residents to stay off the roads this morning as many roads are still treacherous due to blowing and drifting snow with sporadic whiteouts.
The Center and West Limestone Roads in Fort Fairfield are still plugged with snow. Fort Fairfield police say public works crews are making headway to get them open.
In Presque Isle, where a dozen roads were shut down last evening, police tell us these roads are mostly clear after highway crews worked around the clock. The Centerline & Ashby Roads in Presque Isle are now passable, but drive carefully.
In Washburn: the Castle Hill Road is closed.
Emergency Management officials are urging motorists to drive carefully if you have to be on the roads today. They ask you to completely clean off your vehicles, turn on your lights and slow down.
This story will be updated as roads open and more information is available.