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Old 08-10-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Does anyone know how the road condtions from Ellsworth to Bangor are in the winter and aprox. how long it would take?
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Brewer
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It can vary. I used to do that commute, and often the weather would be completely different in Ellsworth than it was in Brewer when I left. Also, through the big hills in Dedham/Lucerne, you can have changes between the peaks and valleys. The infrastructure of the road is really good, so it's definitely easier than some other longish commutes I've had in the winter. In the summer, the Brewer-Ellsworth commute would take about 25-30 minutes. On "weathah" days in the winter, I always gave myself an hour, sometimes I didn't need that much.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Rt 1's mostly nice new road through there now (Finally!). Unless you plan to truck off in the middle of a storm and test the 4WD stopping/skidding power, you'd be fine. They take pretty good care plowing.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Ellsworth
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We had an employee who travelled from Corinna to Ellsworth for ten years. There were just a dozen times when she didn't come in during that decade. It might take longer to get to Bangor tonight than in the winter! Ellsworth is absolutely jammed today - many having arrived via Bangor. And, I'm talking JAMMED!
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Thanks everyone for your response. We are considering a rental home there and although we are familiar with winter roads, we have no idea about this area and driving condtions.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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During, or immediately after, a big storm, especially inland, roads in hilly areas may become difficult to traverse even with 4WD.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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What time of day are your commutes? I drove that for years through the winter (mostly at night when they had stopped plowing). I did it with a front wheel drive sedan and always made it through. Of course, you need four snow tires.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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What time of day are your commutes? I drove that for years through the winter (mostly at night when they had stopped plowing). I did it with a front wheel drive sedan and always made it through. Of course, you need four snow tires.
It would be regular daytime hours. 7-9 am and 3-6 pm.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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It would be regular daytime hours. 7-9 am and 3-6 pm.
You should have no problems then.... or at least not any more than anyone else having to commute that distance in Maine.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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You should have no problems then.... or at least not any more than anyone else having to commute that distance in Maine.

Thank you. I really appreciate your input.
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