- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Officials in Maine’s largest city are asking residents to remain off the streets during the duration of the blizzard that is shutting down much of the state.

Portland spokeswoman Jessica Grondin says the city is urging residents to remain home Tuesday and limit travel to only essential trips. The city is also enforcing a parking ban until 6 a.m. on Wednesday. City officials say heavy snow and wind are making travel dangerous and visibility extremely poor during the storm. More than 40 plowing crews are currently digging the city out of the storm. Portland Fire Chief Jerry LaMoria says residents staying off the streets is “making it much easier” for the city to respond to the storm.

City officials say normal city services are likely to resume on Wednesday.


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