Bangor, Maine News Update: January 23, 2018
A wintry mix of rain, sleet, and freezing rain today could make driving treacherous and has caused some schools to delay their opening or to stay closed altogether. Drivers are urged to take it slow and be prepared for changing road conditions as they travel. Find a complete list of cancellations at Q1065 dot fm.
Bangor Public Works is warning local businesses and residents of the danger of flooding today in Kenduskeag Plaza. The Kenduskeag Stream and Penobscot River are both full of ice and, with the rain that’s predicted for today, could overflow. Folks are being cautioned to avoid parking near the water, especially near high tide, which is at 3:30 this afternoon.
A pregnant woman was killed in a single-car crash on Monday, and now her baby is fighting for life The woman was on her way to the hospital in Skowhegan to be induced when she lost control of her vehicle on black ice and rolled it onto a frozen pond. The baby was delivered by emergency c-section and, at last report, was in critical condition.
Fire crews have been busy in recent weeks battling the elements and often a lack of water at rural fires. A 66-year-old woman, whose name hasn’t been released, died in a fire at her Surry home over the weekend. Fire officials remind residents to have working smoke detectors in the home and clear snow out of driveways and away from all the entrances.
AARP volunteers are ready to help prepare your taxes for free if you have low to moderate income. Tax Aide volunteers have set up shops around the state in libraries and other locations. To find a prep site near you, log onto aarp.org slash tax aide.