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Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2014
Erin Courtney

Turnpike Urges Thanksgiving Travelers to Drive Safely During Winter Storm

Heaviest Snowfall Predicted Between 1 PM Wednesday and 7 AM Thursday

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Turnpike urges those whose Thanksgiving plans include driving tomorrow to be cautious, leave additional time, and if possible, modify their travel schedule to avoid the worst of the winter storm.  Weather experts are indicating a substantial winter storm will arrive Wednesday afternoon and continue through Thursday morning, which could leave 6 to 14 inches of snow accumulations across the state.  The heaviest snowfall is predicted between 1:00 PM on Wednesday through 7:00 AM on Thursday.
Turnpike maintenance crews are prepared and will be ready when the storm arrives.  “Our crews have been working for the past month to get plows ready for winter,” said Director of Highway Maintenance, Bill Wells,  “We’ve had a few plowable events already this month, so we’re ready to go.”
Flashing 45 mph signs and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) broadcasts on 1610 AM will be used to inform drivers of reductions to the speed limit during the storm. Visit to sign up to receive travel alerts by email and follow us on Facebook or Twitter for timely travel alerts and additional Turnpike information.
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