Just before 12:30 Tuesday afternoon a pick up truck flipped on its side on Route 1A in Dedham across from the Lucerne Inn.According to a dispatcher with Hancock County, the driver lost sight of the road because of snow on the road and the truck ended up on its side.No injuries wee reported and we’re told there is no reportable damage to the pick up.
The owner of a dog accused of attacking a woman in Bangor has moved.Kim Giles says her neighbor’s dog attacked her, her dog and her son outside of her home in November.Giles says the dog mauled her hand.Since then she’s undergone physical therapy.
Since the freezing temperatures have gripped Maine, Robin O’Connor says her walks with lucy have been cut short.”She likes the snow for about 5 minutes and if you’re walking it’s good, after that it’s time to come in.”Lucy like many pets likes to play in the snow but Don Hanson, co-owner of Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor says snow as pretty as it may be can be dangerous.”Watch for areas where there are a lot of salt usage, salt is corosive it’s gonna burn your dogs feet, so when you bring them inside wash those feet off really well.”If you and your pet need to go for a walk, keep them warm and keep alert.Your pet can tell you if they want to go inside by their actions and it’s important to be aware of your surroundings.”Areas that are plowed are not a good time to be on the side of the road, people don’t have as good control of their cars,” Hanson said.Freezing temperatures create dry conditions, remember to keep your pet hydrated at all times.”They really need to have access to water all the time, eating snow doesn’t count as well.”If you find yourself snowed in, the folks at Green Acres say play with your dog or practice training, both activities provide mental and physical exercise.Hanson says with these simple tips, you and your pet will be able to brave the cold all winter long.
Police say a coach with Maine Maritime Academy, killed in a car accident in October, was driving with a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit.Hancock County Deputy Chris Thornton says 24-year old Richard Dykas was also speeding the night of the crash, but that the primary cause of the crash was Dykas’ level of intoxication.
State Fire Investigators say combustibles placed too close to a light sparked a fire in Bangor last week that displaced 11 people.An apartment building on Center Street caught fire on Monday of last week.Firefighters rescued four people from the blaze, which became too risky for crews to remain in the building.Tenants lost all their possessions, but a couple living there found their cat after the fire.Two poeple had to be taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory has been awarded a $1.3 million grant.The money will be used to expand its database on toxics in the environment.The five-year grant comes from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.The database was started at the laboratory in 2005.
A federal board has approved the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway’s request to abandon 233 miles of rail in northern Maine, paving the way for the state to buy the line and find a new rail operator.For more than a century, the railroad has carried products in and out of northern Maine.
It’s being called a snow emergency, but to some people it’s really a late Christmas present.”The more snow the better because when you fall it doesn’t hurt.”Dave hamel decided the best way to spend the blizzard was outside on Hermon Mountain with his daughter.”I didn’t have to work so I can get a full day of skiing.
Take this snow and shovel it.That’s what many Mainers have been at since this morning.But it’s an activity that can do serious damage to your body.Shoveling can be back breaking, certainly back-aching, work.Doctor Rod Chelberg at Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Walk In Care Center in Bangor, says pain typically shows up about two days after the injury.He calls it a delayed onset of trauma.Dr.
Anyone who did not have to be out on the roads, was being urged to stay home.For those who did have to venture out, the swirling snow made conditions downright treacherous in some areas.As Joy Hollowell tells us, whether you were traveling by air, bus, or car, today’s blizzard gave everyone quite the adventure.==========(Tires spinning in snow)Ahhh, the familiar sounds of winter in Maine.