Strong Winds and Snow Cause Whiteout Conditions in Northern Maine

Blowing snow obscured roadways in Maine and rapidly decreased visibility on Tuesday morning, March 2, as wind chills as low as -38 F were reported by the National Weather Service (NWS).

NWS meteorologist James Sinko shared footage of the conditions Tuesday morning on Route 161 in Caribou.

Soon after, Caribou Police posted on Facebook urging drivers to stay home. Sinko said he got off the roads following official warnings.

Thousands of electrical outages were reported due to the high winds, tallying more than 33,000 by 12:30 on Tuesday, according to Central Maine Power. Credit: Meteorologist James Sinko via Storyful