BANGOR, Maine -- Drivers across the state are dealing with an irritating left over from last week's snow storm.
Snow banks have grown on city streets and in parking lots around Bangor as crews have moved the powder to get the streets clear. As a result many drivers are using caution in trying to get around the banks as the snow is making it harder for them to see traffic before pulling out onto some roadways.
Officials with Bangor's public works department say crews are working around the clock to get rid of the snow. Workers have been cleaning up city parking lots during the day and removing snow from streets downtown at night. For that reason a parking ban downtown will be in place for the rest of the week.
"We'll deal with that and try to keep our removal operations on schedule here," said Dana Wardwell, who is the city's director of public works, "by the end of the week we should be in pretty good shape with the downtown being cleaned up and all the parking lots."
Public works officials want to remind drivers that while they will be working to clear the streets of snow, they will not be removing snow from parking lots for shopping centers. If snow piles are big in a lot drivers should use caution while driving around them.