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Having fun yet? Storm drops at least half foot of snow on region

You know the routine: Schools were closed for the day. Businesses shut down early. Courts and government offices were closed, and police warned of parking bans as a quick-moving storm dropped about a half-foot...
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Live Updates: A ‘solid thump of snow’

A snowstorm expected to become a "solid thump of snow" is making its way across northern New England, with snow falling an inch an hour in some places. It started Wednesday morning and came down strong in...

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Heavy snow, whiteouts forecast today

LEWISTON — A quick-moving snowstorm is expected to drop more than an inch an hour Wednesday and cause whiteouts, officials said Tuesday night. Snow is expected to start falling by 9 a.m., with the bulk of...

Brace for almost a foot of snow and whiteout conditions

https://twitter.com/NWSGray/status/960819812850110464 A fast moving snow storm is expected Wednesday. It's possible that it will turn to rain or sleet along the coast but most of Maine is expected to get all snow is expected for most...

Wednesday storm to make a messy evening commute

There’s a storm on the horizon for Wednesday. The forecast is extremely dependent on its track because of a rain-snow line. The track will determine if it stays snow at the coast or has a changeover...

Weather-watching from home

Ron Davis sits outside his Broad Street apartment during Thursday's snowfall in Auburn. "Hey, it's no story. Happens every year," Davis said of the weather. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Thoughts of Florida sunshine

Tony Costa leaves the Auburn Public Library during Thursday's snowfall. Costa, a 70-year-old retiree, said if he did not have two daughters living nearby he would have moved to Florida by now. (Daryn Slover/Sun...

Light snow expected Wednesday into Thursday could cause tricky commute

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A light snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday could lead to tricky travel conditions for Mainers. Most areas in the southern half of the state will see around 1-3" of snowfall from this...

From atop Auburn's slippery Goff Hill, Bill Hamilton sees all

AUBURN — A word of advice for wintertime driving: If you see Bill Hamilton standing at the side of Goff Hill and waving his arms at you, mind your driving. He's not just being...

CMP restoring power after storm

https://twitter.com/cmpco/status/956192502033285120 Officials are keeping an eye on waterways in central Maine for potential flooding after Tuesday’s ice storm as Central Maine Power Co. crews work around the clock to restore power to thousands of customers. Mike...

Ice, rain cause outages, flooding

Thousands of Mainers were without power Tuesday night as ice-laden limbs and lines snapped in a storm that also flooded roads and slicked highways. The storm dropped up to 3 inches of snow in the...

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...

Unfreezing Lewiston's fire hydrants

Todd Lester of  Lewiston Water & Sewer Division removes a steam hose from a frozen fire hydrant at Frye and College streets Monday afternoon. Crews routinely inspect hydrants in the winter to make sure...

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...

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...

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