January 20, 2018
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Overnight storm drops half a foot of snow across Maine

By Meg Haskell, BDN Staff
Meg Haskell | BDN
Meg Haskell | BDN
Mark Bernard shovels his driveway in Winterport Sunday morning after an overnight storm dropped about 4 inches of heavy snow in in the area.

The overnight storm that passed through Maine Saturday into Sunday dropped between 4 and 8 inches of snow on the ground, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.

Hancock County reported the most accumulation on the ground at 8 to 9 inches, meteorologist Chris Norcross at the weather service’s Caribou office said, while the Bangor area saw 5 to 8 inches.

In some areas, the snow was quite heavy and wet, Norcross said, “but up here it was really sort of a light, fluffy snow.”

In southern Maine, accumulations were lower, generally ranging between 4 and 6 inches, according to the weather service office in Gray.

The speed limit on Interstate 95 and the Maine Turnpike was dropped to 40 miles per hour during the storm, but raised to normal limits at about 7:45 a.m. Sunday.

The Maine State Police reported no serious accidents or injuries along the major highways, although there were a number of cars off the road during the storm.

Bangor Police Department said there were only a few minor accidents in the city related to the storm.

On Tuesday, another storm system is expected to drop some precipitation, Norcross said, but it’s too soon to predict accumulations.

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