PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland is preparing for the winter storm that is predicted to leave around two feet of snow in the city.
Portland public services director said there's a chance it will be so bad, snow plow operators won't be able to drive. Portland has implemented a parking ban for the entire city from Monday at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
"Once people hit the roads in a snowstorm like this, they are part of the problem," said Portland Police Chief Mike Sauschuck.
Sauschuck said that if weather gets bad enough, police may decide to respond to emergencies only, like crimes of violence.
"We are ready for this, we've been preparing for this, and you are safe. But we need your help. Give us the opportunity to serve," said the Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria.
The city has not set up warming shelters yet.