UPDATED: Jan. 5 school info; Warming center info; blizzard closings for Jan. 4 and 5

Please check back - we will be adding further closures throughout the day
Posted:  Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:15pm
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2 hour delay for ALL  schools in AOS 98 

Boothbay  Region Elementary - Boothbay Region High School

Edgecomb Eddy School

Southport Central School

Georgetown schools

Other schools 2 hour delay

Center for Teaching and Learning - Edgecomb

Lincoln Academy - Damariscotta

Wiscasset Schools  and Central Office

Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency Director Casey Stevens announced the following warming centers for Lincoln County:

Boothbay Fire Department: 633-6437 – Open all day, not manned. Fully functional

911 Wiscasset Rd

Wiscasset Community Center: 882-8210 / 882-8204 – Will be opening Friday Jan. 5 at 5 a.m. Fully functional

242 Gardiner Rd

Blizzard Warning - Lincoln County

BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY... .Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the evening commute on Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches are expected. WHERE...Coastal portions of New Hampshire...southwest and Midcoast Maine. From noon Thursday to 4 AM EST Friday. *
 
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. For a more precise forecast for your specific location...go to www.weather.gov/gray
 
All AOS 98 schools closed Thursday, Jan. 5

Boothbay  Region Elementary - Boothbay Region High School

Edgecomb Eddy School

Southport Central School

Georgetown schools

Other schools 2 hour delay

Center for Teaching and Learning - Edgecomb

Lincoln Academy - Damariscotta

Wiscasset Schools  and Central Office

Parking Ban

Boothbay Harbor - 9 a.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday

Other closures

Boothbay Region Y MCA &  Daycare Center - closing at 11 a.m. Thursday

Town Offices

Edgecomb Town Office

Boothbay Harbor Town Office

Alna Town Office

Woolwich Town Office

Libraries & Organizations

Wiscasset Public Library

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Wiscasset Community Center closing noon Thursday and opening 5 a.m. Friday and will offer the facility as a warming center for those who lose power or water and need to stay warm, take showers or charge devices

WCC Mix 30 Fitness Friday morning class canceled

Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club - tonight’s meeting canceled 

Boothbay Region Refuse Disposal District - closing at 11 a.m.

Banks

Midcoast Fed Credit Union, Edgecomb  - Closing at 11 a.m.

First Federal Savings,  Boothbay Harbor - Closing at noon

Bath Savings, Boothbay Harbor - Closed

The First National Bank, all branches - Closing at 11:30 a.m.

Camden National Banks, all branches - Closing at 11:30 a.m.

Theaters

Harbor Theater

Lincoln Theater - Damariscotta

Message from the Boothbay Harbor Police Department

The potential impact of this storm provides us with an opportunity to look out for friends and neighbors to ensure we all stay safe and warm.

There are some other things we can do in preparation. Hopefully we all have batteries, flashlights and are keeping electronics like phones, laptops, tablets charged so we can communicate in the event we need them. If you have not, it would be good to take care of this now.

If you have well water, it is always a great idea to keep that bathtub and other containers filled. This is an easy one to do now.

The Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor and St. Columba’s Episcopal Church want you to know that both Churches are open and available for warming up, cooking food, and charging devices.  However, the Community Lunch is cancelled for today.

The Boothbay Fire Station is open and available for showers and other amenities that are available there.  If you do not have adequate smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, make it a priority to get them after this storm. Our local fire departments do have them available.

Be safe with your heating systems and avoid using the unsafe ones.  We received a report of a person sleeping on the kitchen floor with the oven door open.  That is unacceptable. We can help where help is needed but only if we know.

If you or someone you know, especially the elderly does not have adequate heat or experiences the loss of electricity, you can call the Boothbay Harbor Police Department at 633-5616 or Holly Stover at 350-7477. We will assist and do our best to help, including getting you to a warm space if we are able.  Things will continue to deteriorate as the day goes on and it is better to call early if you know of a need.

If this is an emergency, always call 911.

The good news is that this storm will pass.  The great news is we live in a community where one of our greatest strengths is to take care of one another.

Be safe and ask for help if you get into to trouble.