The blizzard arrived as expected Saturday, Jan. 29, with snow beginning around 7 a.m. in the Belfast area. At 9 a.m., downtown Belfast was pretty much “closed,” although convenience stores and others remained open. Snow continued to fall well into Saturday evening, with accumulations of 14 to 18 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

In a posting just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, CMP Co. reported 38 Waldo County customers without electricity: one in Monroe, one in Stockton Springs, two in Winterport and 34 in Islesboro. According to CMP’s website Sunday morning, power has since been restored to all Waldo County customers.

Following are some specific storm-related closures and scheduling changes in Waldo County:


The Waldo County YMCA was closed today.

Belfast Co-op

The Belfast Co-op was closed today.

Marsh River Co-op

BROOKS — The Marsh River Co-op closed early.

WCGH adjusted hours

Waldo County General Hospital has made the following adjustments to outpatient services for Saturday, Jan. 29:

  • COVID testing: WCGH testing was closed.
  • Walk-in Care: WCGH Walk-in Care was to close at noon.

The WCGH emergency department and inpatient units will remain open and able to serve patients for the duration of the storm.

Film showing rescheduled

BELFAST — The showing of the documentary “13th” as part of “Lights, Camera, Educate” has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 1, at The First Church in Belfast, 6:30 p.m.

Town Office

NORTHPORT — The Northport Town Office and transfer station were closed Saturday.

Health Center

ISLESBORO — The Health Center was closed Saturday. Call 734-2213 if you need to see the PA. If you have an emergency, call 911.