Bangor, Maine News Update: January 4, 2018
Mainers are bracing for a major winter storm today that will be followed by subzero temperatures. Emera Maine and CMP crews are at the ready, expecting to work around the clock to restore power that could be knocked out by over a foot of snow and high winds. Find a complete list of cancellations and information on warming centers in Bangor by logging onto our station’s website.
Brewer Police say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Monday morning on Wilson Street, in the area of Bangor Savings bank. 75-year-old Felicia King suffered non-life threatening injuries when she was hit while crossing the road by a vehicle driven by Tammy Webster of Brewer. Police say the glare of the sun and the fact that King was not in a crosswalk contributed to the crash.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency advises outfitting your vehicle before leaving the house today, to make sure you’re prepared in case you get stranded and have to wait for a tow truck. Your emergency pack should include things like a shovel, water and snack food, an extra hat, socks, and mittens, and a blanket. Charge your cellphone ahead of time and have emergency numbers handy, in case you need them.
A dog is being hailed as a hero after alerting a family that the house was on fire. Waterville police say the two occupants were asleep in the living room when the dog woke them up and they realized the house was full of smoke. It’s a happy ending because the family and the dog got out safely and the home is insured.