6-10 inches of snow expected in southern Maine

Posted Feb. 18, 2014, at 8:46 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 18, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.

GRAY, Maine — Get the plows and snowblowers fired up again.

After two snowstorms over the weekend dumped more than a foot of snow on much of the state, another storm was expected to bring as much as 10 inches of fresh powder late Tuesday into early Wednesday across southwestern Maine, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings for much of the state.

With 6-10 inches of snow expected, York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties were under a winter storm warning through 4 a.m. Wednesday, the weather service said.

As of about 5 p.m., parts of York County had seen 5 inches of snow, while parts of Cumberland County were approaching the 3-inch mark.

Motorists were told to expect moderate to heavy snow through the evening commute, resulting in sharply reduced visibility at times with snowfall rates of as much as 3 inches per hour and wind gusts of up to 20 mph expected. Roads were expected to be snow-covered and slippery during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Meanwhile, Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, Penobscot, Washington and Hancock counties were under a winter weather advisory, also through 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Weather service forecasters predicted snow accumulations of 4-6 inches in that area, as the storm spread over it through the evening, bringing with it snow that could become heavy at times.

Bangor Daily News writer Ryan McLaughlin contributed to this report.

 

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