Lewiston snow: a plow truck's perspective

10:49 PM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Tuesday's snow storm officially made this an above average year for Lewiston Public Works, becoming the 17th "winter event" of the season.

Public Works records an "event" when crews treat the roads for snow, ice, and other forms of precipitation.

Over the last decade, Lewiston Public Works has averaged 16.25 winter events per season.

"It started off slow, but it's going out with a bang, that's for sure," said Matt Pelletier, plowing through his late-night shift with Lewiston Public Works Tuesday.

Pelletier expected to work a 16 hour shift, finishing his Lewiston run by mid-Wednesday morning.

He said the February blizzard was the worst event of the year due to high winds and zero visibility.

Pelletier said events like Tuesday's are difficult because of traffic during morning and evening commutes.

"People try to get in between us, people try to pass us," he said. "Definitely makes the night go by good if people stay at home."


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