Midcoast lens: Digging out

Feb 14, 2017
Photo by: Kim Lincoln Kathy Weymouth and David Provost dig out Feb. 14 on Old Rockland Road in West Rockport after nearly 2 feet of snow fell the day before.

After nearly two feet of snow was dumped on the Midcoast, residents and town crews spent much of Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, digging out — and preparing for yet another storm's arrival Feb. 15.

Rockland Harbor YMCA gets plowed out Tuesday morning. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
You know a lot of snow accumulated when you have to walk through what appears to be a cave. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Storefronts needed a lot of muscle to remove all the snow from Feb. 13's blizzard. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Rockland Public Works crews buzzed all over town Feb. 14 in an attempt to clean the sidewalks before the arrival of another predicted storm Feb. 15. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Not certain if Mother Nature is getting this message, as she plans on bringing more snow to the Midcoast Feb. 15. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Ice forms on the edges of Rockland Harbor during low tide Feb. 14. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
A cheerful message was seen along Main Street in Rockland as someone wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Shoveling was a team effort on Pascal Avenue in Rockport. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Snow was piled high against homes on School Street in Rockport Feb. 14. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A Public Works bulldozer clears snow from streets in downtown Rockport. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Walker Park in Rockport is accessible only to sledders on Feb. 14. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Plow trucks created a giant wall of snow in the Dollar Tree and Ocean State Job Lot parking lot in Rockland. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Clearing snow from parking spaces created a mini mountain in the Harbor Plaza lot in Rockland. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Valentine's Day is a good day for clearing ice build-up high above Rockland's Main Street. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
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