State Offices to Close Today at 3 p.m. Due to Storm Conditions, Power Outages

Governor Paul LePage has announced that all State offices will be closing at 3 p.m. today due to storm conditions and power outages across the state.

“Mainers need to get home to take care of their properties and their families. I urge all of you to drive safely as you commute to your destination,” said Governor LePage. “Please let utility crews do their work. When motorists stop to ask these crews when power will be restored, all work must stop. To help them get power up faster, please do not stop and distract them. Let them finish their work.

“Also, drive slowly so you can adjust to wind, rain and changing road conditions, and particularly when you approach intersections that may be without power. Please remember to keep a safe distance behind other vehicles, and be cautious of large, tall vehicles that may be influenced by strong wind gusts.”