Good afternoon, Milo. The National Weather Service advises the following cold weather alert:
EXTREMLY COLD WEATHER TO PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY A DEEP UPPER LOW ACROSS HUDSON BAY CANADA WILL MOVE EAST THIS WEEK AND SPREAD THE COLDEST AIR MASS OF THE WINTER SEASON ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.
TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE 25 TO 35 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THIS WILL BE THE COLDEST STRETCH OF WEATHER SINCE JANUARY 2009.
THE LOWEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS OF 25 TO 40 BELOW ACROSS NORTHERN MAINE AND FROM 10 TO 25 BELOW ACROSS DOWNEAST AREAS.
As always, please prepare accordingly. Keep your pets inside, check on your neighbors if they need checking and bundle the kids up if they go outside.
Please celebrate responsibly as we welcome in the New Year. Have a warm and peaceful evening - Happy New Year to you all.
Cold Smoke Riders want you to know... The trail from Dover-Foxcroft to Milo is all groomed and in decent shape. ITS 82 to Sebec Village is open but not groomed. ITS 83 to Charleston is in rough shape and is "Pass at your own risk !". The club members are putting in a lot of time but Mother Nature's going to need to help. Speaking of help, if we get all the ice the weather man says there will be some trees down so watch the Cold Smoke Riders Facebook page for a starting place to go clear trails. We will need all the help we can get !
Good afternoon Milo.
We just took a report of 4 or 5 males in a pickup truck who are shoveling properties and charging very high prices. If you see a pickup truck with some type of snow removal sign on it, please get a description or a plate number. You can call us at 207.564.3304. We'd like to speak to them.
Remember, they cannot work on your property without your permission nor can they charge you.
After this last storm we have seen some issues with residents plowing snow ACROSS the road.