February 5

Augusta, Gardiner parking ban enacted, state offices to close

Parking on city streets will be prohibited from noon Wednesday through Thursday morning and state offices in Kennebec and eight other counties will close at noon.

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AUGUSTA — Drivers will have to move their cars off city streets beginning at noon.

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As more snow continues to fall, store manager Dennis Trimpop shovels on Wednesday in front of Reny’s Department Store on Water Street in Gardiner.

Staff photo by Joe Phelan

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The Augusta Police Department announced this morning that the winter parking ban will go into effect at 12 p.m. Wednesday and extend through 7 a.m. Thursday.

The ban prohibits parking on city streets but allows people to park in designated areas.

The City of Gardiner also declared a parking ban from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday to allow public works crews to remove the snow.

And Gov. Paul LePage announced that state offices in nine counties will close at noon: Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, Androscoggin, York, Cumberland, and Oxford.

All other counties will remain open for normal business hours.

“Please remember to keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and give plow trucks plenty of room to operate,” LePage said in a statement.

Check unofficial snowfall amounts throughout the state. Amounts are provided by the Gray and Caribou offices of the National Weather Service.

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