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    Portlander Matthew Wasco walks his dog Harley along Baxter Boulevard as an April 1 snow storm hits Maine. The storm dumped 5.9 inches on Portland.

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    Nate Ruel carries rocks to be used as eyes and buttons on a 7-foot tall snowman he built along Day Street in Kennebunk on April 1, 2011. The heavy, wet snow made for good snowman building but also hard shoveling.

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    Drivers wait for an accident near the Maine Mall to be cleared as the heavy and wet snow falls during the 2011 April 1 storm. The record for an April 1 snowfall is 11.1 inches, set in 1922.

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    Workers from Pine Tree Waste, Scarborough's fire and police departments and Stewart Towing work together to remove a trash truck from between the utility pole and guard rail without causing more damage to the powered utility pole at the corner of Chamberlain and Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough.

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    Liam Spalding, 5, and his mom, Lisa Carey, walk with Sarah the family dog along Spring Street in Portland after spending April 1 sledding.

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    A tow truck operator pulls a box truck back onto Route 35 in Standish as slippery roads caused numerous accidents and traffic tie-ups during an April 1 storm. As many as 25,000 CMP customers were without electricity at one point during the afternoon.

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    Lisa Daggett of Portland climbs up the hill after giving her keys to an AAA towing operator after slipping off the I-295 exit to Maine Mall Road during the April 1 storm. Having recently moved back from New York City, Daggett said she hasn't had much experience driving in winter conditions since she took the subway everywhere.

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    Memories of 2011: April 1 storm turned Maine white - 2011 Kennebec Journal File Photo/Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    A snow shoveler, left, and a city of Augusta plow truck both do their parts to clear snow on Water Street during the 2011 April Fool's Day snowstorm on in downtown Augusta. “It’s like driving on ice cream,” Farmington Public Works Director Denis Castonguay said.

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    Diane Stone of Kennebunk didn't let the April 1, 2011 storm interfere with her celebration of Opening Day for the Red Sox.

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    Kate Lesser and her husband, James Pierce, team up to clear the snow from their Orland Street home in Portland after an April Fool's Day storm.

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    Heavy snow falls on April 1 as a Falmouth police officer sits in his cruiser protecting a car that slid off the road on Route 1 near the intersection of Route 88.

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    Memories of 2011: April 1 storm turned Maine white - 2011 Morning Sentinel File Photo/Michael G. Seamans | of | Share this photo

    Joseph Libby-Cornette, 11, plays in the snow on Bellmont Avenue in Waterville. A nor’easter barreled through central Maine on April 1, 2011, dropping close to a foot of new snow.

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    Waterville Fire Department Lt. Scott Holst clears the traffic light sensors of snow at the Post Office Square intersection in Waterville. Heavy snow wreaked havoc during the morning's April 1, 2011 commute, covering the sensors and setting lights on an unyielding red. By noon, the Somerset County emergency dispatch center had 35 reports of vehicle crashes.

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