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Storm cancellations & postponements

Snow and lots of Wind; Harden Farm, Wilton.....Jim.

Snow and lots of wind at the Harnden Farm in East Wilton. (Photo by Jim Knox)

FARMINGTON -  As blizzard conditions continue over most of Maine, the National Weather Service is reporting more than two feet of snow has fallen in southern Maine so far. Snow accumulations in areas of Franklin County reported this morning are between 6 inches in Phillips to 9 inches in Farmington and Jay areas.

High gusts are causing white-out conditions as heavy snow continues to fall though today.

Portland Jetport reported at 8 a.m. 29.3 inches of snow was measured Saturday morning. That accumulation breaks Portland's snowfall record of 27.5 inches, with a few more inches expected before the storm moves out of Maine.

Other snowfall totals reported include Dixfield at 11 inches, 23.5 inches in Lewiston, 19.5 in Augusta, as of 8 a.m. this morning.

According to NOAA, snow and blowing snow is expected to continue through Saturday afternoon with a possible accumulation of up to 9 inches today. Gusts of up to 36 mph could bring the wind chill factor down to -9.

The good news is gradual clearing is expected tonight with a sunny and relatively warm 30-degree high on Sunday.

Cancellations and postponements have been coming in for local events. This list will be continually updated as we receive them.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Farmington has canceled its Saturday 6 pm Mass for Feb. 9. The only services this weekend will be Sunday morning at 10:30 am.

The Franklin County USBC Open Bowling Tournament scheduled for Feb. 9th will be rescheduled for Feb. 23rd; same times.

The monthly Free Community Lunch held at Old South Congregational Church on Main St in Farmington is cancelled. The lunch will return on Saturday, March 9 at noon.

Farmington Public Library will be closed Saturday, Feb. 9.

Titcomb Ski Mountain is currently scheduled to open at noon tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 9).

Due to inclement weather, all State offices will close at 3 p.m. Friday.

Start times for the University of Maine at Farmington’s men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against Johnson State College on Saturday, Feb. 9, have been pushed back two hours due to the snow storm expected to hit western Maine this weekend. Saturday’s doubleheader will now begin with the UMF men’s basketball game against Johnson State tipping off at 3:00 p.m., followed by the women’s basketball game at approximately 5:00 p.m.

The Farmington Grange Winter Farmers Market will be closed Sat. Feb 9.

Friday evening's Teachers Lounge Mafia improv comedy show at The Homestead has been postponed until next Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Wilton Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 9.  The Transfer Station will reopen on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 a.m.

Due to the approaching storm, tonight's event in Emery has been postponed.  In the Blood is rescheduled for Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm.

Friday, Feb. 8: RSU 78 (Rangeley area) will dismiss students at noon today.

Friday, Feb. 8: All schools are closed today in Mt. Blue RSU 9 (Chesterville, Farmington, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Starks, Temple, Vienna, Wilton, Weld).

Friday, Feb. 8: RSU 73 (Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls) schools are closed today.

North Franklin County League Middle School Basketball Championship Games scheduled for Feb 9 have been postponed and will be rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 11 at Mt. Abram High School. Game times are 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The bean and casserole supper at the Trinity United Methodist Church on the Farmington Falls Road, scheduled for Jan. 9, will not be held. Contact Cindy Welch at 645-4362 FMI.

Due to the impending storm, the free tax preparation scheduled for Saturday, Feb 9 has been canceled. Thursday evening’s free tax preparation from 5:30 – 8:00 is still on, however. Taxes are prepared by Western Maine CA$H Coalition volunteers at Rm. 301 Roberts Learning Center, UMF. To schedule an appointment, call 491-4259.

Event Postponements and Cancellations at Titcomb Ski Mountain:

  • The Ski Free Event that was scheduled for Friday, Feb 8 from 4 to 8 pm, and sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank is being postponed. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Titcomb Mountain will therefore be closed Friday, as usual.
  • The Saturday Ski and Snowboard Program scheduled for Saturday, Feb 9 starting at 10 am will be cancelled for this weekend.
  • KVAC-Championships for both Alpine and Nordic skiers are being rescheduled for Monday, Feb 11.
  • As of now, the mountain intends to open Saturday morning, as usual.

Cancellations or postponements can be emailed to

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2 Responses »

  1. hmmmm - I thought state employees had to keep the same hours as Marden's employees.

  2. The 15th Annual Northern LITES Snowmobile CLUB Pig Roast In is still a go. Sunday February 10 Industry Town Hall Serving starts at Noon. Adult $10 &Children under 12 years $5.00. Open to public.