GRAY, Maine — Folks in southern parts of the state were getting a small taste of winter Tuesday.

Accumulating snow was falling for much of the morning in southern and coastal counties, according to the National Weather Service’s Gray forecast center.

Accumulating snow was expected to continue falling in portions of southern Oxford, York and Cumberland counties throughout the afternoon, the weather service reported.

When all is said and done Tuesday night, an inch or two was expected along the coast with between 2 to 4 inches inland.

Travel was expected to be slick during the late-afternoon commute.

Numerous accidents and slide-offs have been reported across the state as snow continues to fall Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of a Jeep that slid off the road and crashed into a pole in Windham is urging other drivers to stay off the road. The driver is OK but shaken up.

Slippery conditions caused a car to slide into a ditch on Washington Street in Auburn.

A school bus slid off the road along Route 9 in Cumberland. No students were on board and the driver wasn’t hurt.

There are reports of multiple accidents along Route 114 in Naples.

Speed limits on the Maine Turnpike have been reduced to 45 mph due to the snow.

Motorists are urged to drive slowly and carefully.

WGME-TV contributed to this report.

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