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1/9/2024 - Residents encouraged to be prepared as winter storm approaches


For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024

Contact: David Warren, administrative and communications manager

(207) 992-4204


Residents encouraged to be prepared as significant storm approaches


BANGOR, Maine  The City is taking steps to prepare for what the National Weather Service is describing as a significant winter storm, with several inches of snow in the forecast, later changing over to rain, and wind gusts in excess of 50 mph. These steps include closing City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 10, and other nonessential services. 

Additionally, Fixed Route and ADA Paratransit Services provided by Community Connector public transportation will not be in service Wednesday, Jan. 10, because of the storm, but normal operations and hours will resume Thursday, Jan. 11. 

 A parking ban has been imposed that prohibits parking along streets in the downtown district from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Across the rest of the City, no on-street parking is allowed from midnight to 6 a.m. This will allow Public Works crews to plow and clear streets in a more efficient and timely manner. Kenduskeag Plaza on both the east and west sides will close at 11 p.m. Tuesday because of concerns the area may flood. The plaza will remain closed until any flooding subsides. 

Generators should only be run outside and the public should exercise caution when using candles during a power outage. 

Residents are encouraged to check on neighbors to ensure they're warm and safe.

 Report downed trees to Public Works at (207) 992-4500. Never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed power line and never drive over a downed line. A downed line is an emergency and should be reported by calling 911.

 Emergency personnel are available to make welfare checks. To report concerns, please contact (207) 947-7382.

 The public should not hesitate to call 911 to report an emergency.

 Warming Center information

 Bangor Area Shelter – 263 Main St., (207) 947-0092
Day Center: Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., open year-round
Warming Center: Dec. 6, 2023, through the end of March 2024
Hours: 6 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., 7 days a week
No violence, drugs/alcohol on premises. Bag searches.
38 chairs - can make more room if needed on cold nights.

Brick Church – 126 Union St., (207) 307-7848
Warming Center: Nov. 1, 2023, through end of April 2024
Hours: 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 7 a.m., 7 days a week
(Hours may be extended in extreme cold or storms)
No violence, drugs/alcohol on premises. Bag searches.

Mansion Church – 96 Center St., (207) 249-9154
Nov. 1, 2023, through the end of March 2024
Hours: 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., 7 days a week
No violence, drugs/alcohol on premises. Bag searches/pat downs.

Hope House – 179 Corporate Drive, (207) 217-6713
Will open 8 life safety beds for snowstorms, low temps and extreme weather. Hope House will notify the public when opening additional spots.

The Well Warming Center/Jericho Road – 146B Center St., (207) 944-3961
Mid December 2023 through the end of March 2024
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday
No violence, drugs/alcohol on premises. Bag searches/pat downs.

If the need arises, such as if large sections of the City lose power, then the Parks and Recreation Center at 647 Main St. will open for warming, charging devices and to take showers. Hours will be posted to the City's website and social media platforms should the center open. 




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