The Maine weather is always changing. After the Arctic blast we had a break, warm days around 50 degrees and rain for most of last week. The rain and snow melt did bring more water into Howard Pond along with rivers and streams. Of course, the wind continued. This week there was more of the same. More wind and cold with most side roads and driveways covered with ice.
Have you noticed the snow? The warm weather changing to cold has frozen the snow into one of the best crusts in years. Anyone can hike all over fields and woods without slumping in at all. It makes a nice winter activity to hike at night in moonlight.
A chain reaction accident took place on Route 2 (Main Street) in Hanover on Friday afternoon in Hanover Village. The crash involved two school buses and two passenger cars. One school bus that was unloading students was struck from behind after the second bus struck the passenger cars pushing them into the front bus. Three students received injuries among the 27 passengers aboard the two buses along with one passenger from the automobiles. Responding to the crash were five ambulance services, Rumford Fire Department, State Police and the Oxford County Sheriff's Department. Injuries were not considered life threatening after patients were taken to Rumford Hospital. Ambulance personnel and firemen evaluated all students before they were released to travel home. Route 2 was closed to traffic while clean-up took place and the busy Friday afternoon traffic was backed up from the Ellis River Bridge in Rumford to well west of Hanover Village.
Brian Worcester had his three daughters for the weekend. Kaylynn, Shawnee and Makala enjoyed walking on the frozen snow and went for a ride with their Dad.