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    The page one headline in the March 9, 1941, Maine Sunday Telegram said “Northeaster Sweeps State, Stalls Trolley Service Here,” an indication of how important the city’s public transportation network was at the time. The storm left only 8 inches of snow, but that was enough to cause widespread delays for the city’s streetcars. This photo was taken on Congress Street near Monument Square.

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    The page one headline in the March 9, 1941, Maine Sunday Telegram said “Northeaster Sweeps State, Stalls Trolley Service Here,” an indication of how important the city’s public transportation network was at the time. The storm left only 8 inches of snow, but that was enough to cause widespread delays for the city’s streetcars. This photo was taken at Forest Avenue and Dartmouth Street.

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    A man attaches snow chains to his car during a January 14, 1945 snowstorm, when the city received 11 inches of snow over the course of two days.

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    Andrew Glassford, Grand Trunk Railway maintenance man, clears snow and ice from a twin-unit diesel engine which rolled into Portland 24 hours after having left Montreal on March 17, 1956. The 300-mile trip normally took the train nine hours. “The engineer bulled his freight through drifts as deep as five feet,” according to the Evening Express caption. “At Danville Junction, he said, the drifts were over the tops of the signals beside the tracks.” Portland Evening Express photograph, credited to Staff Photographer Morrison

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    A Casco Bay Lines ferry, the Gurnet, is tied up for a snowstorm in late November 1956.

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    The Porteous, Mitchell and Braun Department Store (today the headquarters of the Maine College of Art) bustles even in the middle of a snowstorm in this February 1962 Press Herald photograph.

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    Portland's Deering Oaks park on February 6, 1967.

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    A Februrary 1969 Press Herald photograph taken overlooking Monument Square shows the massive snowbanks left over from the nor'easter of February 10, 1969, which brought 17 inches of snow to Portland.

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    A snow-covered camp on Little Sebago Lake, from the March 5, 1969, Evening Express. Credited to Staff Photographer James.

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    The National Guard assists with snow removal at the edge of Back Cove in Bayside. A messy storm on Jan. 9, 1977, generated only a few inches of heavy, wet snow, but caused widespread damage and flooding throughout the city. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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    The roof of North Yarmouth Academy’s ice arena collapsed under the weight of heavy snow and rain on Jan. 10, 1977. A messy storm that day generated only a few inches of heavy, wet snow, but caused widespread damage and flooding throughout the city.

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    An abandoned car lies mostly buried on Center Street on April 7, 1982, when a late-season storm dropped 16 inches of snow on the city.

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    A worker blows snow from the sidewalk at 511 Congress St. in downtown Portland on April 7, 1982, when a late-season storm dropped 16 inches of snow on the city.

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    An abandoned car lies in a deep snow drift on Franklin Street on April 7, 1982, when a late-season storm dropped 16 inches of snow on the city. John Ewing/Staff Photographer

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    Neighborhood boys help push a car out of a snowbank on the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Stone Street in Bayside during a light snowfall on Dec. 24, 1983. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Car owners dig out after a parking ban following the late-season storm of April 7, 1982. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Dan Littlefield of Camp Ellis attempts to clear snow from his car Sunday morning, March 14, 1993. “There was a car around here somewhere,” he joked. The Portland International Jetport received 17 inches of new snow during the previous day’s blizzard. David A. Rodgers/Staff Photographer

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    In this Jan. 13, 1996, photo, Peaks Island residents Neil Tyson and Adam Collins work together to get Tyson's Grand Banks Dory cleared of a heavy accumulation of snow from an 11-inch storm that week. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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