Snow removal efforts picking up this week

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CARIBOU, Me (WAGM) - It's hard to believe, but several teams downstate have already played games this spring sports season. Here in the County it's very tough to even practice outside, let alone start playing games.

Over in Caribou today Curtis Richards was out clearing off the track. He says the snow piles around the track have gone down from four feet to three feet this week. The Caribou track team was able to jog a lap around the track today, but there were still some parts of the surface that had snow on it as you can see by their running. Richards says he has been hard at work to get the track in the shape it is now. He has been waiting awhile to get started on this snow removal project.

"We have been trying for the last couple of weeks but the snow has been so deep that even with the blower we were struggling. It was hard crusty snow and we just couldn't do anything with it. Today I noticed it went down a little bit so today I went down to open up the track and my next goal is the tennis courts," Richards says.

Richards says the snow piles have gone down quite a bit this week and the snow softened up too. He estimates that it will take at least 15-20 hours to get the tennis courts and track ready to go. When I interviewed him today at 3:00 he had already put in 6 hours of work today and I'm sure he stuck around for a few more after I left.