Heavy wet snow blankets Maine as storm moves across state

March 8, 2018

Levon, a Weimaraner, frolics in the snow ahead of Jacob Markowitz and Emily Wells, as they walk on the Eastern Promenade park during a nor'easter, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Portland, Maine. For the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with wet, heavy snow Wednesday and Thursday, grounding flights, closing schools and bringing another round of power outages to a corner of the country still recovering from the previous blast of winter. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Utility crews are continuing their efforts to restore power after a nor’easter dumped nearly 20 inches of snow in parts of Maine.

York County suffered the brunt of the power outages on Thursday after getting pummeled with wet, heavy snow. There were reports of 19 inches of snow in Sanford, 16 inches in Saco and 14 inches in Berwick.

Central Maine Power reported that more than 20,000 homes and businesses were in the dark at the peak on Thursday.

Workers continued their restoration efforts Thursday evening. More than 10,000 outages were reported in York County.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered state offices closed, and hundreds of schools and businesses were closed. Many morning flights were canceled at the airports in Portland and Bangor.

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