Flood danger in the North Country is diminished. The Saco River is at flood stage, but is receding. All other rivers and streams are at action stage (one step below minor flood stage) and dropping, or still rising and not expected to get above action stage.
Six (6) shelters remain open:
Other shelters have closed or gone to standby status.
About 450 schools, day care centers and other institutions are closed.
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the port has opened the ports of Portsmouth and Portland with no restrictions and has resumed normal operations.
Utility outages total approximately 157,600, down from more than 210,000 at the peak. Most power restoration work is expected to be done by Friday or Saturday.
This storm was the fourth worst in terms of the number of power outages. The others were:
Road closures: 29 state roads, 221 local roads are closed.
The most common cause of road closures is trees or wires down.