Snow Days

I love being a Mainer. And I love snow. Today I enjoyed both.

Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine

PHL blanketed in snow
PHL blanketed in snow

My first encounter with these sidewalk snow blowers occurred during our first winter in Maine. In a single pass they perfectly clear the snow from the sidewalks and leave behind neat vertical walls.

A Sidewalk Snowblower

Blowing Snow

A Sidewalk Cleared

I-95S in southern Maine
I-95S in southern Maine
Speed limits are reduced on the turnpike during inclement weather
Speed limits are reduced on the turnpike during inclement weather
A lone plow clearing I-95N in southern Maine
A lone plow clearing I-95N in southern Maine
My French girlfriend knows all the turns (voice only)
My French girlfriend knows all the turns (voice only)
Saco, OOB 2 miles.  We're getting close.
Saco, OOB 2 miles. We're getting close.
Hayley hurries to get out of the falling snow
Hayley hurries to get out of the falling snow
Our mailbox
Our mailbox
This reflective disk marks the entrance of our driveway
This reflective disk marks the entrance of our driveway

6 Comment

  1. Jason Pooler says: Reply

    Like the sidewalk plows, we have snow bank removal machines also. But these are 10 the size. Very neat to watch. Great pictorial of Maine winter.

  2. You certainly caught the essence of a beautiful Maine winter. Those snow blowers rock!

  3. We have the sidewalk plows up here in Waterville, Maine as well. We also have a big road version of the sidewalk snowblower. The locals call it The Sicard( after the Maker)It has been working overtime this year. Great pictures I have lives in Maine all my life and I think this the most prettest time of year.

  4. […] 2009 began the way it ended…cold. But that’s Maine and we love to be Mainers. The bookends of white wintry cold are separated […]

  5. Great pictures,they are why I enjoy winter. The unit clearing the sidewalk is a Trackless MT5. We manufacture them in Courtland Ontario Canada. We now manufacture the MT6 it is eaven more impressive.

  6. After I graduate from highschool, my boyfriend and I REALLY want to move there, and I’m dying to go to Southern Maine Community College! I just want to move to Maine so bad!

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