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Old 01-02-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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What is a reliable method to find snow closures?

I scan the FM band on my radio, I keep finding talk-shows or stations playing music.

My TV normally gets ABC/WVII channel 7 and PBS channel 12; but today we are receiving nothing.

Searching the WWW to find a local listing of schools and /or business closures is frustrating me.

Is there a WWW link to such a list?

I got our snow blower to run about 20 feet then it died. Arrgh!

I had an appointment to get my DW's car inspected this morning.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Waldo County
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I got our snow blower to run about 20 feet then it died. Arrgh!

I had an appointment to get my DW's car inspected this morning.

LOL. I feel your pain. After the first storm, my plow truck was still in the shop having a new engine inserted. I had to plow the mile of road and driveways of my neighbor and myself using my snowblower.

After the second storm, I tried to start it and the clutch cable broke, so there the snowblower sits covered with snow.

I think you can assume everything is closed today. We got a foot last night!
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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WABI has a good list of cancellations on their site. Of course it's not as thrilling as waiting with anticipation to see your very own school listed as closed as they scroll through them all on the television, but for the adults, it works pretty well.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I feel your frustration with the snowblower. Mine died 2nd snowfall this year and frankly I'm done with the POS. It is only 5 years old, but the biggest junker I have ever used. I am having the owner of the local store swing by and hit my driveway with his plow whenever he is doing the store, nice to be able to call in a favor once in a while you know.

As for site to find closings, I haven't found a comprehensive list yet either, but have found these:
Stormclosings - MaineToday.com
WLBZ2.com - Bangor, Maine - STORM CENTER Cancellations & Delays
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I went to WCSH6.com They have a current list in my area and I'm sure in yours as well. The best thing they offer is a sign up list to get certain closings emailed to your computer and/or cell phone. I entered my son's school district and emergencies. (like bad accidents, child abductions etc etc.) WCSH6 sends this info directly to my cell phone in a text message. Very handy and you choose what they send. Check it out. It sure beats waiting for the alphabetical order to come around on the TV or Radio.
Sounds aweful to put the child abductions in there, but the more eyes out there looking the sooner can make the difference!
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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StormWatch | WABI TV5 (http://www.wabi.tv/content/4051/StormWatch/ - broken link)

Deer Isle it's the one I like as well! Forest, you can also sign up for email notification through this site....
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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when i was a kid liveing in the county we didnt have a tv.
mom would send us out to the end of the drive and told us to waite for the buss.if it didnt show up then there was no school. them was the good oll days.
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