“Fun, fun, fun, beats a shovel,” John Morin said as he plowed his driveway on Bull Run Road in Greene on Thursday morning. “I don’t like the cold, but I do like the snow,” he said. 

Christian Snyder wipes the snow off his mailbox, which was taken out by a snowplow along Sawyer Road in Greene on Thursday. “I love it — absolutely love it,” Snyder said of the deep snow that has fallen over the past week. “I could not live anywhere that we don’t have four seasons,” said Snyder’s mother, Pam. “But I am looking forward to seeing those robins and crocuses.” 

Richard Tardif and his dog, Diesel, take a walk down Ball Park Road in Sabattus on Thursday. “I will be glad when it stops,” Tardif said of the recent snowfall. “I like snow, but this is a bit much.” 

Josh Ackley of Lewiston puts gas in his snowmobile at Berube’s Complete Auto care in Lewiston on Thursday morning. Ackley had just gotten out of work and was headed to Sabattus Pond. “I would like to ice-fish if I can get through this snow.” Ackley said the past week of snowfall has been great for snowmobilers. “It had not been one for the record book until this past week,” he said. 

John MacLeod clears his driveway of snow along Pond Road in Lewiston on Thursday. Having grown up in Greenville, MacLeod said the amount of snow that has fallen this winter is not that bad. “I have seen this much in October,” MacLeod said of his childhood growing up in the gateway to Northern Maine.

A car travels past a birch tree bowed under the weight of wet snow along Kingsbury Lane in Kennebunk on Thursday. An overnight storm unleashed more than a foot of wet, heavy snow on parts of Maine and New Hampshire by Thursday, closing schools, knocking out power and pushing snow tallies to levels unseen in years.

Clammers appear to be digging in snow piles in artist Susan Bartlett Rice’s mural as Joe Downs of Portland walks past in Portland on Thursday.

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