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Mainers dig out after record snowstorm

PORTLAND, Maine  (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland city officials estimated Sunday it could take up to three weeks to fully clear the 100 miles of sidewalk the city is responsible for.

More than forty trucks from the Department of Public Services have been out plowing city streets during the storm.

City spokesperson Nicole Clegg said 47 cars were towed during Friday's parking ban, and 25 cars were towed during Saturday's ban.

Public services crews are now focusing on clearing sidewalks and school routes.  

City officials are urging residents to use extreme caution when driving at intersections due to high snowbanks that have built up during the cleanup effort.

Clegg said residents should also look out for temporary no parking signs that could be posted as early as Sunday night and over the course of the next week to allow crews to clear away snow from certain areas around the city.

The city is also asking for the public's help to clear snow around fire hydrants and catch basins, especially with rain in the forecast for Monday.

A yellow parking ban in Portland was posted from 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.


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