Get your errands involving state agencies today done early because all state offices are closing at 1:00 this afternoon.

Why Are State Agencies Closing Early?

Governor Janet Mills is concerned about the impending winter storm and wants to keep state workers safe. So she announced on Thursday that all state offices would be closing at 1:00 on Friday.

With heavy snow likely to accumulate in the afternoon and lead to hazardous driving conditions, I encourage Maine people to stay safe and to be sure to give plenty of room to road crews and first responders as they work to protect us.

This closure will affect many agencies, including the Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices, so today is not the day to register your car, unless you go in the morning. Superior and District courts will likely be closing at 1:00, as well. If you have a court date this afternoon, call the courthouse to find out if your appearance has been postponed.

Where Can I Find More Closings and Cancellations?

Keep up with the latest closings here and get weather alerts on the Q-106.5 app.

How Can I Learn About Road Conditions?

There are a couple of great resources for road conditions that you can check before leaving the house. A Facebook page called Maine Weather/Road Conditions can give you local information. You have to be approved as a member, so it may not work for this storm, but would be handy going forward. The Maine Department of Transportation's traffic site is New England 511, and will give you updates on interstate driving, as well as send alerts to your phone, if you sign up for them.

Have a safe weekend.

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