Spent the dat in Owls Head at Mom’s. Notriced on the way there that huge chunks of ice were falling from teh big, shiny new wirtes on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
Coming home tonight in another freaking winter storm (mixed precip=ice) and got to the bridge, only to find it closed. No other info there.
So, we drove 20 miles upriver to cross at Bangor, then 20 miles downriver to home. So I can tell you EXACTLY where this storm’s rain snow line is.
Lovely driving, let me tell you. We made it home safely, but a couple of hours later than we had hoped.
Once home, we did some research. the bridge closed this morning, very shortly after we went over it to the west, and is closed until they can reevaluate the situation tomorrow. Meanwhile, I guess huge chunks of ice fell from the wires and hits cars. We were lucky to just see it fall, not get hit by it.
Did they never think where the ice and snow from the bridge wires would go? (Photo from www.Michaelstapleton.com Bridge looks like this in summer, but the old bridge behind it is no longer.)