PHOTO BY CYNDI WOOD

Ice storm losses total $300,000 … so far



PHOTO BY CYNDI WOOD
Ice-coated branches tug on utility lines in Ellsworth during the late December ice storm.

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County residents, businesses and municipalities so far have reported more than $300,000 worth of damage from the pre-Christmas ice storm with more reports expected to come in, according to the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency.

The agency has logged in numerous damage reports. They range from roofs damaged by fallen tree limbs, busted water pipes due to the power outage, lost sales at businesses and depleted municipal salt and sand supplies.

The Hancock County agency will send all the data to Governor Paul LePage for review.

“This is the preliminary round to the Governor seeking a disaster declaration for federal aid,” Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Director Andrew Sankey said Tuesday.

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Jennifer Osborn

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