Portland, Maine Stretches Snow Budget to Prepare for Storm - NECN

Portland, Maine Stretches Snow Budget to Prepare for Storm



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    (NECN: Amy Sinclair, Portland, Maine) – Portland, Maine has accumulated around 80 inches of snow this season, with very little time to thaw in between each blast. Crews are trying to clear the remaining snow before the latest storm pushes through.

    “This winter has been extreme and I think we’ve had a little over 80 inches that have hit Portland so far. So, the staff has done an exceptional job of keeping up with that,” said Mike Bobinsky, the Portland Public Services Director. “We’ve used the last probably seven days or 10 days in between storms to catch up.”

    Portland will be getting mostly rain, and will accumulate two to four inches of snow by Friday. The city’s snow budget is less than one million dollars and they are already at $1.2M, not including this storm.

    “Winter’s not over yet,” Bobinsky said.

    Some parts of Maine are expecting up to two feet of snow.

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