PORTLAND, Maine — Very cold weather greeted Maine shoppers this Black Friday.
It wasn't as windy as Thanksgiving, but highs didn't get out of the 20s.
Ann Slonina of Lewiston started her Black Friday at 8 p.m. Thursday when she got in line at Wal-Mart in Auburn.
She told the Lewiston Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/IkLNJA) her four-hour wait went well. Maine law prevents stores from opening on Thanksgiving.
"We made friends with the people next to us. They gave us hand warmers." She said they went in and shopped for a while, went home, went to bed for a few hours, then ventured out again.
About 2,000 people were at Wal-Mart when the store opened. Police arrested one woman on a disorderly conduct charge, saying she tried to force her way to the front of the line.
Karla Schieferstein of Fairfield had filled a cart with Barbie dolls and other toys for her grandchildren early Friday morning at Kmart in Waterville.
"I wanted to get here early to get the deals," she told the Morning Sentinel. "And I have a 3-year-old in the house, so it's not like I would be able to sleep in anyway."
The temperatures are expected to warm up a bit for Saturday, with possible rain or snow showers in the region late Sunday.