PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The storm moved slowly up the coast Wednesday afternoon into the evening.
State Police were not taking any chances. They asked the Turnpike Authority to reduce the speed limit on I-95 to 45 miles per hour from Kittery to West Falmouth.
Crews at Portland Public Services were ready long before the storm was scheduled to hit. They were working all day Wednesday, putting plows on their trucks, salting the roads, and filling trucks with salt and sand.
This will be the first major snow event the City of Portland has had to deal with since late fall. Assistant Director of Operations Eric Labelle says crews have been getting some of their spring work done early, and waiting for the next big storm.
"We're always in prep mode," Labelle said. "We've seen a fair amount of storms, they've been relatively small. So I would say that the crews are ready to go. They are fully rested and looking forward to getting work done."
The city has saved some money with the mild winter. Public Services has only used about half of the salt it typically uses by this time.