Chasing Maine: The Road Warriors

Snowstorms are a way of life in Maine. Clearing the streets before dawn requires a massive effort. Hop on board with Portland’s plow team road warriors to see how it’s done.
A photo of a dump truck and small snowplow traveling through a snow-covered street with overlayed text reading "Chasing Maine: The Road Warriors" and featuring the logo for The Maine Monitor newsroom.
Photo by Roger McCord

Snowstorms are a way of life in Maine, and especially challenging for a city like Portland to snowplow. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how a fleet of plows, massive snow blowers and dump trucks clear the streets and then move 11,000 cubic yards of snow out of the downtown area.

Chasing Maine is a biweekly video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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