8 inches of snow reported in York County

Posted March 08, 2013, at 12:27 p.m.
Last modified March 08, 2013, at 1:37 p.m.

GRAY, Maine — A winter storm that is hammering parts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts dumped as much as 8 inches of snow on southern parts of Maine early Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

“It’s still coming down in Rockingham County [in New Hampshire] right now,” forecaster Mike Kistner said a little before noon.

Snow started falling in York and Cumberland counties shortly after midnight, Kistner said, with York seeing the highest accumulation at 8.2 inches. Wells checked in at 7.4 inches and Kittery at 5.2 inches.

High waves caused minor flooding in the Camp Ellis area of Saco, according to Dave Francoeur of the York County Emergency Management Agency.

Francoeur said just before noon Friday that the 20- to 25-foot waves forced major roadways along the shoreline to be closed as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

Cumberland County communities received only an inch and a half of fresh snow, Kistner said. As of noon Friday, no snow is falling in Maine, he added.

Kistner said communities in Massachusetts and Connecticut can expect 1½ to 2 feet of snow.