Gusty winds on Tuesday blow across Turner Street in Presque Isle.
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Gusty winds on Tuesday blow across Turner Street in Presque Isle. The extreme windy conditions caused several crashes throughout the region.
Thousands of power outages were reported in northern and eastern Maine as blowing winds and whiteouts impacted the area on March 2, the National Weather Service said.

Local officials called on residents of the area to stay at home. The Caribou Police Department warned, "Road conditions are very bad with the wind, whiteout conditions and low temperatures."

A local meteorologist measured 28 inches of snow accumulation on Tuesday morning, he said on Twitter.