Snow Pummels Maine

Brianna Bires

Husson Spectator


A motorist passes a sign urging drivers to reduce their speed to 45 mph during heavy snow fall on Interstate 295 in Freeport, Maine on Friday, April 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

BANGOR, ME– If you’re from Maine, you know how treacherous Maine winters can be. Mother nature likes to hit the state with 50 degrees one day, to negative 19-degrees with the windchill the next. This winter has been no different from Maine winters in the past. In the past week, though, Mainers have been forced become best-friends with their snow shovels and watch plenty of shows on netflix due to the roads being too bad to endure. Nic, Bishop, a student at the University of Maine is amazed at how much snow Maine has seen.

“This is the most I have ever seen, and I have lived in Maine my entire life, 21 years and I have never seen a storm like we had on monday. I came in and brought over 30 inches of snow right here in Bangor.”  

After getting around a half of foot saturday night, then getting the Blizzard of 2017 monday into tuesday which dropped around 2 feet to most of the state of Maine, then after getting another foot to most parts that following thursday, Mainers are now looking for signs of spring. A majority of the snow has come from the month of February. Chimney Pond is leading with the most snow in the state with a total of 94.0.

The Maine Department of Transportation has had their hands full this winter. With the Blizzard of 2017, white-out conditions were so bad they had to call off all the plow trucks off the roadways until there were more visibility. The DOT has 400 plow trucks covering over 8,000 miles of roadways in the state of Maine. Bangor Public Works has also had trouble keeping sidewalks clear for Bangor residents to use. With only five workers responsible for over 80 miles of sidewalks, many residents have to walk on the streets.

February of 2105 was the coldest month in history of the state of Maine. The average temperature was just 6.1 degrees. That breaks the previous record of 11.6 degrees in 1926.

It is now March, will we face anymore snow before spring?

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