Get ready for the thunder snow

 

Snowfall Predictions

Snowfall map – WCSH6.com – Portland, ME

PORTLAND – Sometimes it doesn’t take long for mother nature to remind us who’s in charge. As the blizzard bears down on the northeast, meteorologists from a

cross the state, including our own Dave Sharland, are calling for periods of intense snow which may include thunder and lightning. The snow started to fly in southern Maine just as the light crept across the sky and it’s not supposed to stop until sometime Saturday afternoon.

Already, there has been a 19-car pileup on Route 295 near Falmouth and the speed limit on the turnpike has been lowered to 45 mph. It’s not expected to rise again until the storm leaves the state.

In Boston and throughout most of Massachusetts, drivers and their vehicles have been ordered off the roads after 4 p.m.  Governor Patrick declared a state of emergency and banned cars from the road as the commonwealth braces for a potentially historic storm. Many in the both Maine and Massachusetts are comparing this event to the Blizzard of ’78.

Here at home, Mainers living along the southern coast may see as much as 30 inches of snow. Come back often for updates and images as MySecretMaine documents the storm of the season.

If you have images or stories from the storm and want to share them, send them to: editor@mysecretmaine.com – Stay warm.

WCSH6 – TowerCam in Portland.

David Arenstam

About David Arenstam

Originally from away, but here to stay - Maine is my home and I love writing stories about the people and places from my end of the state. I am a teacher and writer and my first novel, "Homecoming: A Soldier's Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption" is available now at www.BrysonTaylorPublishing.com