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REMEMBER WHEN Excerpts from The Weekly Packet, December 15, 1960
Season’s first storm hits area
The Weekly Packet, Celebrating our 50th year
Zero temperatures and gale velocity winds blew in the season’s first storm Monday, paralyzing vehicular traffic with swirling snow, disrupting school, damaging at least two boats and causing a number of traffic accidents in the Packet coverage area.
Following on the heels of a December cold snap which saw temperatures drop below zero Saturday, the storm started in earnest early Monday morning.
Sanders were out on the State Highways by 8 a.m. and the plows started about 9:30 a.m. Total snow accumulation was estimated at about 12 inches by the Maine Highway Commission, with drifts up to several feet.
Schools in Penobscot, Castine, Brooksville, Blue Hill, Sedgwick, Brooklin, Stonington and Deer Isle closed at noon Monday, remaining closed all day Tuesday because some of the back roads still weren’t plowed out. School resumed Wednesday with normal attendance….
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