Snowbound? Not in Maine!

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group

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.

snow removal done right in Maine

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The Maine Real Estate Network - Kristen Wheatley - Lewiston-Auburn Maine Real Estate

Maine Realtor Kristen Wheatley  

Kristen Wheatley is a Maine Realtor working and living in Central Maine.  She specializes in the sale of residential and investment property in the Lewiston-Auburn area and surrounding towns.  Kristen uses the latest tools and mobile technology to provide a superior experience and results for her clients and enjoys sharing these technology skills and teaching other real estate professionals and local small business owners.

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Comments (7)

Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Kristen, During this long winter I've been finding myself looking at the Boothbay Harbor pictures on my phone from our trip last June!  Warm, good seafood, yup, lots more appealing than another drive through the snow :)  Bill

Feb 19, 2014 05:25 AM
Mar 02, 2014 11:11 AM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
I hear you Bill! Most folks here are seriously looking forward to Spring and Summer too.
Mar 02, 2014 11:29 AM
Michael O'Donnell
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
GRI, ePRO, Accessible Homes


Here in the Valley of the Sun we have a somewhat different method of snow removal.

Granted, we may only get to see the white stuff once every three to five years, so my theory probably needs more data to be statistically useful. Further, when it snows here we might only get 1/2 to 2 inches as well.

Anyway, back to the method: Since snow here requires the intervention of the Divine, we allow that same Divine to remove the snow: we watch it melt in the next 30 minutes or so, and promise our small children that "maybe next year" they'll get to make their first snowman.

One additional thought: almost no one seriously looks forward to our Summers. Except maybe teachers.

Mar 10, 2014 06:05 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Snow sucres and trucks is one way to effectively get rid of all of that snow!

Apr 06, 2014 12:06 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


This is an excellent post for people to know. It's great to live in a nice house but if the roads aren't cleared it makes it hard to commute. What Maine does to clear the snow is definitely something to know and think about for people considering relocating to Maine. It's so popular in the summer because of tourists, it can be wonderful to live there year round! You're the person I would recommend to buyers.

Oct 18, 2014 09:33 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi, Kristen Wheatley - How is your winter so far for 2016? The Farmer's Almanac predicts a very cold weather as far down as TX and Florida too.

I hope you're doing well!

Dec 19, 2016 11:39 AM