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Old 11-25-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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Hello --

Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on the feasibility of commuting to Bangor, say, 3 days per week, from a coastal location such as Sorrento or Gouldsboro. I don't think it would be a problem for the majority of the year (a little over an hour each way, it looks like), but am wondering about typical road conditions in winter -- how much time that would add to the trip, etc. I would probably be able to work from home on the worst snow days.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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I'd be more concerned with tourist traffic than winter weather. Ellsworth during tourist season can be terrible. It's a long trip when gas is $3+ a gallon.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:32 PM
 
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I just sheetrocked a house in Gouldsboro and i thought it was a long commute from Bangor. I travelled it for 5 days. Average of 1.5 hours. Now factor in winter roads. Ellsworth is a quick growing city but the road systems werent designed for all this traffic so it does jam up. But that may also depend what time you will be driving through. I was driving through at 7 am and it wasnt too bad but going home at 4 was a long ride. Not sure about any other times though.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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Feasible? Sure. Recommended? I wouldn't. Gas prices aside, it would be quite a drive. In winter weather, you could easily count on spending several hours on the road.
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