Jan 7, 1998
The Great Ice Storm: Freezing rain poured down onto central and southern Maine from January 7th through January 17th. The storm knocked out power to close to 1 million people, about 80% of the state’s population, some for more than two weeks. Roads were shut down across the state as trees and power poles collapsed under the weight of the ice. Schools remained closed for up to two weeks and 6 deaths were attributed directly to the impacts of the storm.