AUGUSTA — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is lifting a state of emergency that he declared two weeks ago as Hurricane Irene approached the state.

LePage thanked Maine’s responders and emergency management officials for their efforts to clear roads, restore power and rebuild bridges. He also thanked the Maine National Guard for its efforts in Vermont and New York, which were hard hit by flooding caused by Irene.

Officials said today that the governor consulted with Maine Emergency Management Director Robert McAleer and others before deciding to end the declaration.

The emergency declaration was aimed at ensuring that all available resources were at the ready to assist as Irene moved through the state.