March storm creates messy road conditions

ELLSWORTH — The plow trucks were out in force Thursday morning as the snow continued to fall.

Ellsworth’s Main Street was a ghost town. Stores, schools and offices were either closed or opening late. Governor LePage announced all state of Maine offices would be closed Thursday.

“Travel conditions are expected to remain treacherous throughout the day,” he said. “I encourage Mainers to stay off the roads and avoid traveling unless it is an absolute emergency. Avoiding unnecessary travel will keep accidents to a minimum and allow state and municipal road crews to safely go about their work.”