Following widespread warnings of frozen roads and dangerous conditions on Maine roadways, Tuesday morning’s commute proceeded safely and no major accidents had been reported by noon.
Authorities in Portland, South Portland, Westbrook and Freeport, as well as state police, reported no accidents or slide-offs.
“We’re in good shape,” said a Portland dispatcher, who did not give his name.
Transportation officials feared the one-two punch of heavy rain and freezing temperatures would create treacherous conditions throughout the week.
The low in Portland Tuesday was 15 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Gray. Temperatures Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are expected to remain below freezing. By Saturday warmer air will move into the region, with a high expected of about 40 degrees.