Rockland issues emergency parking ban

By Stephen Betts | Feb 12, 2017
Photo by: Stephen Betts

Rockland — The City of Rockland announced Sunday an emergency parking ban that will start at 6 p.m. and extend through 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

All cars must be parked off the street, on private property, according to the announcement posted on the Rockland Police Department Facebook page.

Regional School Unit 13 has already canceled classes for Monday.

The announcements come as a potential blizzard is bearing down on Maine.

Snow is expected to begin early Sunday afternoon with the heaviest snow falling overnight and through Monday afternoon. More than two feet of snow may fall, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds are expected to gust to 55 miles per hour. The Weather Service states that the snow along the coast will be heavy and wet and could briefly mix with rain. This combination could lead to power outages.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Maggie Trout | Feb 12, 2017 17:07

Emergency Management Agency

























So, if you don't inquire about the Knox County Budget before it is passed, and you expect certain things, then you're left with snow on your face. 

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Feb 12, 2017 15:49

Definitely need to know about warming shelters BEFORE the power goes out. Thanks, Maggie, for mentioning it.


Posted by: Maggie Trout | Feb 12, 2017 15:32

And if this is to be a tremendous storm, why not a word from Knox County Emergency Management?  Is it not serious enough to qualify under:  "The County Emergency Management Agency supports county emergency response when a disaster or emergency incident extends beyond the normal mutual aid boundaries of the affected community, or several communities."  Perhaps.  Even so, there is paid staff - ongoing.

Posted by: Maggie Trout | Feb 12, 2017 14:25

In the grocery store there conversations overheard with residents wondering why the City hasn't removed more snow today in advance of the predicted storm, along with concern about inadequate sidewalk plowing.  What, if any, warming shelters will be available in the area.

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