Commutes disrupted by freezing rain, sleet

  • A woman uses an umbrella to chip away at the ice accumulation on her windshield. Franklin County is currently experiencing a spring storm, making for icy road conditions. AP PHOTO

Recorder Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018

A combination of freezing rain, sleet and some snow has caused issues for commuters across Franklin County.

Although spring is upon us, the Associated Press reported that New England as a whole can expect wind gusts as high as 60 miles an hour Monday. The freezing rain was expected to turn into rain by Monday afternoon, turning heavy at times.

There were multiple reports of accidents, trees in roads due to the inclement weather Monday morning as well. The region is under a winter advisory until 10 a.m.

It has been also been unseasonably cold in the region. Portland, Maine, and Concord, New Hampshire, set records on Sunday for the coldest day for the midpoint of April in recorded history.

The National Weather Service said it reached 33 degrees in Portland on Sunday. The lowest recorded high temperature for April 15 was 37 degrees in 1970. In Concord, New Hampshire it got up to 32 degrees. The lowest recorded high temperature for April 15 was 37 in 1943.