Bangor crews battle to clear snow from sidewalks as subsequent storm looms

Crews have been clearing Bangor sidewalks after Monday’s storm dumped greater than a foot of snow on the area, however the public works division is aware of there’s no solution to get all of them finished earlier than the subsequent storm arrives.

If all 5 sidewalk plows are in operation, clearing Bangor’s 85 miles of sidewalks takes about 10 days, based on Bangor Public Works Director Aaron Huotari. If town receives six inches of snow or much less, cleanup takes a couple of week.

Again-to-back snowstorms give Bangor crews roughly two days to clear snow from the primary storm earlier than the second arrives, when the removing course of can take greater than per week. The race to clear areas for pedestrians is additional hindered by restricted gear that breaks down continuously.