Another snowstorm is here, so we're grabbing our shovels and firing up our snow blowers.

The road crews will also be out in force keeping the roads clear, too, and you know it's going to happen. Just as you clear your driveway, the plow will come by and dump snow back into it.

The Maine DOT wants you to know that there's a way to keep that from happening. It's a little more work on our part, but it's worth it.

It's as simple as clearing the area to the left of the entrance to your driveway. With that area clear, there's nothing for the plow to push into your driveway. The Maine DOT made this handy graphic to illustrate how it works.

As much as I dread shoveling, I dread going back out again to clear what the plow dumps in. No fun at all.

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I'm ready this time though with my snowblower and excited to see how well this works. Are you ready for it? Will you give it a try to see if it works?

You can also view CMP's list of power outages here and Eversource's list of power outages here.


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