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Winter storm dumps mix of snow and rain across Maine

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Cars make their way through a snowstorm on interstate 295 in Portland, Feb. 7, 2018. Hazardous driving condition were expected for much of the state Sunday with a winter storm bringing snow and then rain.
By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff

Winter weather warnings and advisories are up from most of Maine Sunday, with snow, sleet or freezing precipitation on tap from the St. John Valley to Portland and extending to the western mountains.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for northern, central, coastal and Down East Maine where 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected through this evening in addition to some freezing drizzle later.

Parts of Oxford, Franklin and Somerset counties are under a winter weather advisory through 8 p.m. Sunday, with snow, sleet and freezing rain expected to fall throughout the day. In the higher elevations, it will likely remain all snow, with 3 to 6 inches expected before the storm winds down overnight.

Southern Maine is under a winter weather advisory with reduced visibility and several inches of snow expected before it changes over to an icy mixed precipitation.

CBS affiliate WABI reports that coastal counties and through the capital district will see 2 to 5 inches of snow that will mix with sleet. A change to rain is likely for coastal towns, especially from Portland south. The southern tip of York County will change to rain first, after 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulates.

Drivers are urged to use caution on what are likely to be slippery roads and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

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