Governor Mills Delays Opening of State Offices Tomorrow Until Noon in Advance of Coming Storm


Governor Janet T. Mills (D) Speaking at a Press Conference in Lewiston Last Year..

In anticipation of a winter storm expected to create hazardous driving conditions during tomorrow morning’s commute, Governor Janet T. Mills (D) has delayed opening of all State of Maine Offices tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 until 12:00 noon.

“With snow, rain and wind expected to impact much of Maine tomorrow, I encourage all Maine people to drive carefully and cautiously during their commute,” said Governor Mills.  “Please be sure to give plow trucks, utililty crews and emerging first responders plenty of space as they work to keep us safe.”

The storm arriving in Maine late Tuesday is expected to bring heavy rain and snow and high winds that will impact much of the state.  The National Weather Service (NWS) has warned that heavy rain combined with snow melt, frozen ground, and drains clogged by snow from last week’s snowfall could lead to flooding.  Northern and Downeast Maine are expected to receive, wet heavy, snow that could turn to freezing rain and sleet in time for the morning commute.  Tuesday evening’s storm will also bring significant, damaging winds that will likely lead to power outages.  The NWS has issued a high wind warning for coastal Maine and a Hurricane Force Wind warning for the waters off of Downeast Maine.