Photo Feature

Wind storm closes schools, downs power lines

At the height of the season’s first nor’easter, more than 20,000 meters in Hancock County were without power as winds whipped the leaves off of trees and in some instances the trees right from the ground. The October 17 storm brought heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 60 miles an hour, while downed trees and tree branches kept people from their morning commute. The storm also closed area schools and brought challenges to workers, including Bill Rioux, owner of Rioux Painting & Drywall, who had to chainsaw his way out of his driveway to get to work.

Photo courtesy Ann Rioux