Homeless urged to shelters as Maine braces for snowstorm

With temperatures frigid and this season’s first major snowfall approaching, outreach teams in Portland urged the homeless Friday to come into emergency shelters.

Weather that cold is particularly hard on the homeless, said John Bradley, associate director of the Preble Street social service agency in Portland.

"We’ve been worrying about the weather for the last couple of days," he said.

The agency’s outreach team has been going around to camps where homeless people are known to stay, to make sure that anyone who’s living outdoors has provisions to deal with the weather, and to let them know the storm is coming [click here to read the full story on the Portland Press Herald website].