Gusty winds blow snow, cause deep freeze in Maine


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials are warning residents about frostbite and hypothermia as temperatures continue to plunge.

Many areas saw sub-zero temperatures Friday and the National Weather Service in Gray says it's expecting temperatures to drop even more Friday night.

Meteorologist Chris Legro says it could reach 30 below or colder in some valleys in western Maine on Friday night. It's expected to slowly warm up Saturday afternoon, with some areas seeing temperature reach into the 20s.

Maine Centers for Disease Control is urging residents to cover mouths and faces with scarves when outside and avoid spending time outdoors.

It says signs of frostbite include numbness, tingling and lack of sensation. It says hypothermia can be avoided by wearing adequate clothing and avoiding wearing wet clothes outside.

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