ROADS IN CONWAY BETTER DAY AFTER STORM

by Christian Mower on November 24, 2011

MAIN ROADS IN THE CONWAY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE WERE IN GOOD SHAPE THURSDAY MORNING AFTER WEDNESDAY’S SNOWSTORM.

CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFFF’S OFFICE LT. MIKE SANTUCCIO CALLED IT A TYPICAL FIRST SNOWSTORM OF THE SEASON, WITH NUMEROUS SLIDE OFFS AND SEVERAL TREES DOWN ON WIRES AROUND CARROLL COUNTY WEDNESDAY. AFTER BEING OUT ON PATROL, SANTUCCIO DESCRIBED THE ROADS AS SLIPPERY AND EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS.

NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

 CONWAY POLICE LT. CHRIS PERLEY URGED DRIVERS TO GO SLOWLY AND ARRIVE SAFELY FOR THANKSGIVING FESTIVITIES. HE ALSO REMINDS DRIVERS THE PARKING BAN IN CONWAY RUNS FROM MIDNIGHT TO 8 A.M. EACH DAY. VEHICLES PARKED ILLEGALLY DURING THOSE TIMES WILL BE TICKETED – AND TOWED DURING A SNOW EVENT.

LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING A TREE LIMB WAS REPORTED DOWN ON CRANMORE ROAD IN NORTH CONWAY, BRINGING DOWN PHONE AND CABLE LINES. NORTH CONWAY FIRE AND RESCUE AND NORTH CONWAY AMBULANCE RESPONDED. NO MAJOR POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED IN THE VALLEY AREA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTS THE FOLLOWING UNOFFICIAL SNOW TOTALS FROM THE STORM – IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, 13 INCHES ON THE GROUND IN CONWAY, BARTLETT AND JACKSON – 10 INCHES IN CONWAY, A FOOT IN CENTER SANDWICH, MORE THAN 9 INCHES IN MADISON, MORE THAN 7 INCHES IN EAST WAKEFIELD AND 7 INCHES IN WOLFEBORO.

IN MAINE, 15 INCHES OF SNOW IN WEST FRYEBURG, 11 INCHES IN NAPLES AND 10 INCHES IN NORWAY. CENTRAL MAINE POWER COMPANY REPORTED LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT IT WAS RESTORING ABOUT 200 CUSTOMERS STILL WITHOUT POWER SYSTEM WIDE, DOWN FROM A HIGH OF ABOUT 18,000 AROUND THE STATE WHO WERE KNOCKED OUT DURING THE STORM.