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Rangely skier Breezy Quimby competes in a KVAC /MVC Alpine race Wednesday at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Forrest Bumford gathers energy and collects his breath Thursday after clearing steps covered in rain-soaked snow at the Augusta Civic Center. “It is really heavy,” the City of Augusta employee said of the fresh coat. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Waterville/Messalonskee co-op performs during the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference cheering championships Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Zach Schneider collects unsold shovels Sunday, Jan. 22, from a wall outside Gosline’s Hardware at 563 Maine Ave. in Farmingdale. The assistant manager says sales of items used for removing snow have been steady ahead of the storm rolling through central Maine late Sunday and Monday. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Brentley Dubay, 5, leaps from a snow pile Monday, Jan. 23, during a visit to his great-grandparent’s home in Waterville. Brentley was enjoying the snowstorm with a friend. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

A small snow plow clears the sidewalk Friday, Jan. 20, on Arsenal Street in Augusta. The overnight snowstorm dumped about a half-foot of snow in Augusta, according to the National Weather Service. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

A monument is blanketed in fresh snow at Pond Cemetery in Unity on Tuesday. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

An Augusta police officer clears snow from the headlamps of a cruiser Monday, Jan. 23, as a wrecker operator and tractor trailer driver figure out how to remove the truck from Western Avenue. Several slide offs and minor crashes were reported across central Maine during the storm. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Two immature bald eagles flee the overtures of a mature bald eagle Tuesday over the Kennebec River in Randolph.  Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Birds puff up their feathers while perching Sunday, Jan. 22, on a powerline in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Dave MacLeay, a snowmaker with Quarry Road Trails in Waterville, uses a torch to adjust a snow gun recently as the nordic ski area tries to overcome unseasonably warm temperatures and rain. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

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