Forecast: Four to six inches of snow overnight in parts of Maine

Posted Jan. 26, 2012, at 6:34 p.m.

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Emergency management officials in New Hampshire and Vermont are warning that snow, sleet and freezing rain could make for a rough morning commute and possible power outages.

Officials say the forecast is for an overnight storm that could drop 4 to 6 inches of snow in parts of Maine and 2 to 5 inches in New Hampshire and eastern Vermont mixed with sleet and possible freezing rain by early Friday. Parts of Vermont could get up to half an inch of ice on top of the snow.

Officials say the ice could cause branches to fall onto power lines, knocking out service.

Drivers are urged to slow down and leave extra room between vehicles.

The storm is expected to move out by Friday night.