Plans have been released for Friday's procession, which will escort the hero of last year's explosion in Farmington back to Maine.

Larry Lord is credited with evacuating the employees of LEAP, Inc. before the building was demolished in a massive explosion. Since that day in September, he's been in a Boston hospital or rehab facility, undergoing treatment. But on Friday, he's being released and gets to head home, with an escort of public safety vehicles to honor him.

Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says Lord will be traveling in an ambulance, which will be met at the Maine border by the State Police Honor Guard. The motorcade will then proceed north on the Maine Turnpike to Augusta, where it will be joined by State Fire Marshals, members of the Farmington Fire Department, Jay Police Officers, and others. The procession will travel north on Route 27 and 2 to Farmington, and finally arrive at Lord's home on the Franklin Road in Jay.

Times of arrival will be dependent on travel and weather conditions, but the group is estimated to arrive in Augusta at 2 p.m. on Friday, in Farmington about an hour later, and then arrive at Lord's home at around 3:30 p.m. Motorists along the route are encouraged to stay in their vehicles and those standing outside must exercise social distancing.


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