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    Alex Greenlee of Portland totes his camera as he walks down a snow covered Eastern Promenade.

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    Esther Palmieri of South Portland and Alex Brown of Portland sled down a hill on Portland's West End while their friend Nate Keen of Portland watches.

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    A pedestrian is well bundled up for a walk down Main Street in Biddeford during the height of the blizzard on Tuesday.

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    A lone car travels southbound on a deserted Maine Turnpike in Kennebunk on Tuesday.

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    Trucker Schallon Smith walks back to his rig at the southbound rest area along the Maine Turnpike in Kennebunk during the blizzard on Tuesday. Smith was trying to get to Boston to pick up a load but got his rig stuck in snow at the rest area and decided to wait a day before heading south.

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    A couple make their way through Fort Allen Park at the East End of Portland.

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    Dan Nelson of Kennebunk snowblows his driveway along Brown Street in Kennebunk on Tuesday.

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    An employee clears snow from the entrance to the Residence Inn Marriot in Portland on Tuesday.

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    Nate Zinck, 19, of Saco, catches some air on his snowmobile while riding near Bradley Street in Saco during the blizzard on Tuesday.

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    A pedestrian makes his way along Main Street in Biddeford during the blizzard on Tuesday.

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    A Scarborough man uses his snowblower to clear his driveway Tuesday during the storm.

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    Jimmy Morrill, 64, a lobsterman and clam-digger in Yarmouth, scoffed at the storm. 
“When I was growing up, we’d have one of these every week or two,” Morrill said while sipping hot coffee at Andy’s Handy Store, the only business on Main Street that was open. “We’d be in school today. We wouldn’t think nothing of it.”

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    Denise Benedict of Saco clears the large snowbank at the foot of her driveway on Pilgrim Lane in Saco.

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    Snow piles up against a building in Yarmouth during Tuesday's storm. By 1:22 p.m. Yarmouth has seen 15 inches of snow fall.

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    Sean and Alicia Campbell of Saco snowshoe down the sidewalk on Cherryfield Avenue in Saco.

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    Christopher Labonte of Saco pauses from snow blowing his driveway to talk with neighbors.

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    Tyler Emery of Windham rides his fat bike along Route 302 in North Windham while watching out for multiple snow plows.

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    Snow drifts nearly cover mailboxes in Buxton Tuesday morning.

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    Cuyler and Cindy Morris pulled their 5-year-old son Charlie on a sled about a half-mile to visit friends who live on East Elm Street. “It’s been a while,” Cuyler Morris shouted in the wind, ”since we’ve seen a good blizzard like this.”

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    Laura Freeman works with a plow to keep the pumps open for plow trucks at the Big Apple in North Windham. She says she will work more than a 12-hour shift today at the store.

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    Molly, Maeve, Christian and Tandy Ratliff walk home on Ocean Street in South Portland after having breakfast Tuesday at a local coffee shop.

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    Gusting wind blows snow across an empty Route 5 in Dayton.

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    A snow plow tries to keep Broadway in South Portland clear during a January blizzard.

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    Casey Cote of Kennebunk clears a path to the front door of his house along Fletcher Street.

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    Seen through an iced-over window, a woman navigates the sidewalk along Alfred Street in Biddeford on Tuesday.

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    Dixie got herself stuck in the deep snow in her yard in Yarmouth.

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    An Eliot Highway Department plow clears Jennie Lane as snow continues to fall Tuesday.

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    Mike Kenney shovels his walk at his home in South Portland during a January blizzard. "I'm trying to get a little head start," he said.

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    Derek Hawkes, left, and Brad Tripp start the long process of shoveling out store fronts along Main Street in Westbrook during Tuesday's snow storm.

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    Bootprints are barely visible on Main Street in downtown Waterville Tuesday as a snowstorm engulfs central Maine.

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    Karen Moulton, 49, blows the snow from her driveway on Bellevue Avenue, South Portland, around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, as her 4-year-old Labradoodle, Bug, chases the wafting snow.

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    Corey St. Laurent, with the Old Orchard Beach Fire Department, snow blows a walkway at the fire station.

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    Kirk Lachance, an employee of he Waterville Public Works Department, plows a sidewalk in downtown Waterville on Tuesday morning.

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    Bug, a 4-year-old Labradoodle, plays in the snow around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on Bellevue Avenue in South Portland. Bug's owner, Karen Moulton, was snowblowing her driveway to try to keep up with drifts that were already 3 feet high in places.

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    Ice covers the stairs that lead to Willard Beach in South Portland.

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    A municipal plow in Yarmouth clears the sidewalks on Main Street Tuesday morning.

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    Walter Michaud makes his way home along Bridge Street in Westbrook in a driving snow after making a purchase for needed paper goods at a local pharmacy that stayed open during Tuesday's snow storm.

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    A man crosses a windswept Commercial Street Tuesday. Downtown Portland was quiet as the storm raged during the morning hours.

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    A plow truck moves up School Street in Berwick on Tuesday morning.

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    Wind and snow sweep across the shoreline at Williard Beach. Waves remained relatively small Tuesday morning in South Portland while Camp Ellis in Saco saw minor flooding during high tide.

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    Mochi, a 4H sheep in Standish, isn't all that worried about the blizzard. She and her wooly friends took breaks from eating their morning hay in their shelter to explore the snowy wonderland outside.

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    A man snowplows at the corner of Spring Street and Temple Street in Portland.

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    Wind sweeps across the shoreline Tuesday at Willard Beach in South Portland.

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    Sibyl Campbell walks along Union Avenue in Old Orchard Beach during Tuesday's blizzard. Campbell, of Old Orchard Beach, came out in the blizzard to see the ocean. "I just had to get a look at the ocean this morning," she said.

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    From left, Jon Frazer, driving a bucket loader, makes plans with Brendan Horton, Zach Horton, and Jake Gerry on how to best clear the Whole Foods parking lot before the store's scheduled noon opening Tuesday. "We'll probably be here all night," Horton said.

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    It's pretty rare to see Park Avenue in Portland this empty but blowing snow Tuesday morning kept travelers off the roadways.

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    Patty Robinson of Old Orchard Beach got stuck in her Toyota Scion at the corner of Temple Avenue and West Grand Avenue in the Ocean Park area Tuesday.

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    A view from above Monument Square in Portland Tuesday around 8:30 a.m., when all was eerily quiet in the city.

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    Maine Turnpike crews are busy keeping lanes clear including this stretch of roadway in Westbrook.

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    Wind and snow blows through this back yard in Standish just before 8 a.m.

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    Mary Moga of Portland uses her hand to keep her scarf up over her face as she walks through a blizzard on Park Avenue in Portland.

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    Mary Moga of Portland walks down an empty Park Avenue in Portland early Tuesday.

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    A man misjudged the curb when turning into the post office on Forest Avenue in Portland and had to be pulled out by a friend as a blizzard hit Maine Tuesday morning.

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    A truck makes its way down the Eastern Prom as a blizzard hit Maine early Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for more than two feet before the storm wraps up Wednesday.

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    Riverside Avenue in Camp Ellis in Saco is covered in about four inches of slush from splash over from the ocean at the end of the street. The flooding in Camp Ellis was relatively minor during the morning high tide.

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    Michael Morris of Portland runs through a blizzard down to the Eastern Prom so he can get his truck to drive a friend to work as a blizzard hit Maine Tuesday.

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    Plow trucks were out in force early Tuesday morning on Main Street in Gorham. The National Weather Service's highest accumulation total for Maine by 6 a.m. was 5 inches at Ferry Beach State Park in Saco.

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    Minor flooding occurred in Camp Ellis in Saco during Tuesday's morning high tide, which was at 4:30 a.m.

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    Rob Sanborne of Portland waits in the blowing snow for his fellow employees at The Front Room on Munjoy Hill to arrive shortly before six a.m. as a blizzard hit Maine Tuesday.

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    A plow truck made a turn before 6 a.m. Tuesday in the swirling snow on Munjoy Hill.

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    Dan Nelson of Kennebunk snowblows the sidewalk near his house along Brown Street in Kennebunk on Tuesday.

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