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Mainers dig their way out of the snow

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It was a white out day throughout Maine as Saturday's storm tracked it's way east.

Visibility was extremely limited as the Blizzard of 2013 made its way up the Maine Coast. Plow crews worked around the clock clearing roads, but despite their efforts many road ways were almost impassable as the storm dumped up to 3 inches an hour in some places. High winds gusting up to 40 mph at times also made things tough out there. Several folks in Bangor came out of their homes after waiting out the storm inside to find door ways blocked off and cars buried in snow drifts that formed throughout the day due to the high winds.

"Alot of big, big drifts. Heavy drifts especially around the walk ways and door ways," said Dale Chapman who plowed out some of his family's driveways Saturday afternoon. "Side streets are still pretty bad. Very hard to see, the wind shield wipers are icing up real fast."

For folks in the Bangor area there will be another downtown parking ban in effect from 11pm Saturday night until 6am Sunday morning. Vehicles left on the city streets during that time will be towed at the owner's expense.