First, my sympathies to those in more southern states who are having to deal with snow covered roads.
People tend to think that we are smothered in snow up here in Maine. Yes, we get plenty, and yes, it just keeps piling up. We won't see the ground in our yards again until sometime in April.
However, one of the things Maine excels at is snow removal! We generally do not have any trouble getting around in the winter...and unlike some areas of the country this year, on the few occasions that our police ask us to stay off the roads...we do!
So what happens to all of that snow?
Here in Auburn, when the snowplow banks on the sides of the road get too tall, they send out our fleet of super-sized snow suckers and trucks! When one dumptuck fills up, another pulls up from behind to take its place. Then the snow is hauled off to the old granite quarry and dumped in. Voila! Nice clear streets.
The pic below was taken the day after we had a foot of new snow fall.