AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is asking residents to check on their neighbors as bitter cold temperatures hang around through the end of the week.
The Republican governor says it’s especially important to make sure those who are vulnerable or elderly as well as those who using generators or alternative heaters are OK as temperatures plunge.
Artic air moved into much of Maine Monday night. The National Weather Service is warning residents to expect the cold to remain through Friday.
LePage is reminding residents about the safe use of generators, which can cause carbon monoxide poisoning if used improperly. Maine health officials say generators should always be placed outdoors and at least 15 feet away from home windows and doors.