Portland copes with big winter storm

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Portland resident Scott McKenney shovels snow Tuesday morning on Congress Street during near-whiteout conditions. McKenney said he had been shoveling since 4 a.m., but was warm and comfortable from the strenuous activity.

A Portland plow truck climbs a slight hill on Congress Street during Tuesday’s winter storm. Snow-removal vehicles of all shapes and sizes were plowing streets and sidewalks downtown.

Portland resident Josh Boley walks to work Tuesday morning during blizzard conditions in the city. Boley, who works in event marketing, said he didn’t mind his morning commute – a short, 10-minute walk along Cumberland Avenue. Pedestrian traffic was light downtown between 8 and 9 a.m., but there were still several dozen people braving the elements. 

Large snow drifts nearly reach the parking meters along Oak Street on Tuesday morning. Due to heavy winds, the ground in many areas was bare or lightly covered, while snow drifts grew to substantial sizes.

Portland resident Rob Hasting shovels the last bit of a snow drift from a sidewalk off Oak Street on Tuesday morning.