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Another storm heads our way

At this point in the season, a snow storm seems like old hat. We've seen it, we've shoveled it, we've driven in it — even when we sholdn't have.  And still, more snow drops and...

Maine can expect a messy commute Monday night

Snow will arrive in Maine just in time for the Monday evening commute, making roads slippery. The snow will move in from the west Monday afternoon. Up to 3 inches will accumulate, but it probably won’t...

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Winter weather taking toll on Mexico expenses

MEXICO — Winter weather is taking its toll on the highway department, Town Manager Jack Gaudet told selectmen this week. The department has spent more than half of its fiscal budget, so Gaudet said he told...

Plow slides into car

Ann Marie Rucks-Smith examines her car Wednesday afternoon with a Lewiston Public Works plow driver after his plow slid into the car on Winter Street. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

The bright side of snow clearing

Jean Cloutier shovels her driveway Wednesday on Grove Street in Lewiston. "I don't mind it. I like the cold," she said. "I'm hoping the snowplow comes by and gives me some more." (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)Joseph...

Returnables on the road

Dean Bryant, left, and McKenzie Gurley use a kayak Wednesday to haul their returnable bottles to Gowell's Market, 121 Hampshire St., Auburn. "We just decided it was time to go cash in the bottles," Bryant...

What you need to know about Wednesday’s snowstorm

It's not a blockbuster of a snow storm, but we'll need the shovels and plows again Wednesday and travel conditions will be tricky. The snow moved in late Tuesday night as a weak area of...

Overnight storm to make travel tricky and refresh the snowpack

First came the Christmas Day blizzard, then the deep freeze and another blizzard followed by the January thaw. Now it's time for more snow in Maine. Maine’s next storm system is slated to arrive between...

In Hallowell, flood warning went unheeded before icy turmoil

HALLOWELL — Bruce Mayo worried that there might be flooding on Front Street in Hallowell this past weekend after warmer weather and rainfall broke up the ice along the Kennebec River. Mayo, who owns the...

Cold and snow mean increased risk to pedestrians in Maine

Professional dog walker Jessica Greenleaf accompanies Stella on Wednesday on her daily constitutional through the snow berms of Gardiner. (Kennebec Journal/Andy Molloy) AUGUSTA — These days, getting around isn’t simple for Paul Allen. He...

Bryant Pond family says their dog survived 5 days buried in snow

BRYANT POND (AP) — A Labrador retriever has survived being buried alive in the snow for five days. The family of 13-year-old Sophie said the dog went missing on Thursday, Jan. 4, and they were...

Climate analysts say the cold snap was a freak of nature

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature. Frigid weather like the two-week...

A snowy roof may not be illegal but still hazardous

The impact looked like a cannon blast. Rob Condon had just dropped off his son at an Augusta-area day care when a chunk of ice the size of a ripe melon came flying at him...

Liveaboards ride out the arctic blasts in sailboat homes

SOUTH PORTLAND — Adam Prokosch leaned over to add another block of wood to the small stove in his living room. The glow cast a warm light on the bookshelf behind Prokosch’s seat. Nearby,...

Maine looking at a brief warming trend this week

After Monday's snow, parts of New England are looking at some balmy weather, relatively speaking, this week. Forecasts have parts of the state getting 1 to 3 inches. But the extreme cold has begun loosening its...

Animal Tales: Coming in from the cold

Dr. Jeff Mayerson plays with his 8-year-old Lab-shepherd mix Crikey as his yellow Lab Fidget, 5, chews on a shoe while playing in the basement of their Lewiston home on a recent cold afternoon. Over...

'Crazy' cold in Auburn

Alyson Thompson cautiously walks down an icy driveway on Monroe Street in Auburn on Saturday afternoon while delivering mail. "It's brutal," she said. "I have five layers on. This is crazy." (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Snow nearly covers Auburn Nativity scene

The Nativity scene behind Rolly's Diner in Auburn is nearly covered with blowing snow. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Cold not a problem for winter sports enthusiasts

With the subzero temperatures the Northeast has been experiencing lately, some folks may be considering hibernation, and limiting their time outside to getting the mail and getting into their cars. Then there are the brave...

Cold snapped!

'Unprecedented' cold is breaking records, putting even winter-hardy Mainers in a deep freeze LEWISTON — Dave Marquis knows cold. He's a born and bred Mainer, the owner of a construction company and a construction worker. At 55,...

Road crews tested by winter's early onslaught

Lewiston Public Works equipment mechanic Kyle Brooks tightens a new hydraulic valve on a plow truck that needed to be replaced Friday morning inside the Adams Avenue garage. "I think I'll buy a lottery...

Mainers brace for deep freeze as they dig out from nor’easter

BOSTON (AP) — East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm slammed the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding. Forecasters predict that record-breaking cold air...

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