GRAY, Maine — A snowstorm that created hazardous driving conditions throughout the state Wednesday morning and led to a pileup that shut down Interstate 95 in Etna was expected to subside by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Much of Maine woke up to heavy snowfall and poor visibility, but coastal areas were expected to feel the brunt of it, according to the weather service.

Washington and Hancock counties were hit the hardest by the storm, the weather service’s Caribou forecast center reported Wednesday.

Whiting in Washington County picked up 13 inches, and Eastport picked up 10, giving that town 132 inches since Jan. 24.

Bar Harbor reported 11 inches of snow, while 6 fell in Bangor.

According to the weather service’s Gray office, Lincoln and Knox counties also were hit hard, as West Union reported 9 inches of snow while Union checked in at 7 inches.

Newcastle in Lincoln County reported 8 inches of snow while Phippsburg in Sagadahoc County saw 6 inches.

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