By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,288)
The City of Portland has issued a press release urging residents to continue to stay off city streets. Heavy snow and strong winds are creating dangerous travel conditions and extremely poor visibility, even for plow truck operations and emergency trucks according to Jessica Grondin. city spokeswoman. Everyone should remain at home and travel only if necessary.
*The City has announced that the National Weather Service predicts that there is the potential for an additional seven inches of snow between now (4:30 PM, Tuesday) and midnight. City of Portland offices and city hall will open Wednesday at 10:00 am. (Yeah, sure!)
“We’re glad that people are heeding our warnings and staying off the streets and at home,” said Portland Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Jerome LaMoira. “This is making it much easier for the more than 40 plow crews currently handling operations.” The City would like to thank citizens for compliance with the citywide parking ban. Compliance has been great thus far, but please remember that it remains in effect until tomorrow, Wednesday, at 6:00 am.
Leif Johnson, a Munjoy Hill resident skied up to the Hilltop Superette from his home on Sheridan Street. “It’s not good skiing snow. It’s too gritty, even though its powdery, as he took skied off toward the Eastern Promenade and maybe some better ski conditions. Johnson teaches snowboarding at Bromley Mountain, Vermont and moved here recently from upstate New York.