The big county piles up some big roadside snowbanks.

There's a big difference between this winter, and the one photographed. The Aroostook County Sheriff's Office recently shared a throwback photo, featuring a cliff of a snowbank. According to the Facebook post, the photo was taken by Retired Deputy Sheriff Dan Robertson. The photograph was snapped on the Skidgel Road in Woodland, back in the early 2000's.

Monster snowbanks are commonplace in wide open areas of Aroostook County, where blowing snow can create whiteout conditions and encroach on travel lanes. Drifting snow easily swallows up vehicles in seconds when wind and snow are in abundance.

So far this winter, the National Weather Service in Caribou reports 62.8 inches of fallen snow. The current snow totals are only 3.9 inches below normal for this time of year.  The current snow depth is 14 inches, which is 13 inches less than what was observed last year.

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