( Portland, Maine ) - Maine and New Hampshire residents weary of snow are going to get a break later this week.

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The National Weather Service  says the next storm on Thursday is now expected to track out to sea, sparing the region more snow.  There's so much snow that towns and cities are having a hard time removing it. Boston just set a record for the most snow recorded in a 30-day period, with 61.6 inches by 7 a.m. Monday,breaking the record of 58.8 inches set in February 1978. The Portland area has gotten about 74 inches this season, including 9.4 inches Monday and Tuesday.