February 21, 2020
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Snow expected to cause hazardous travel Sunday morning

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Cars make their way through a snowstorm on interstate 295 in Portland on February 7, 2018.

The fast-moving ocean storm that began Saturday evening in southern New Hampshire and rapidly spread northeast continued to dump snow along the midcoast and central Maine Sunday morning.

Speed limits on Interstate 95 and the Maine Turnpike were reduced to 45 miles per hour Sunday morning. Driving north of Augusta was described Sunday morning as hazardous on the Maine Department of Transportation website.

A hazardous weather outlook issued for central and Down East Maine predicted snow would end about 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.

Snowfall of between 2 and 4 inches was predicted for Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington and southern Aroostook counties. Snow accumulation was expected to be heavier in Hancock County with 3 to 5 inches predicted.

Snow moved into the state Saturday night, then progressed north and Down East Sunday morning, making driving difficult, especially for those heading south in to southern New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts.

Snowfall accumulations had not be posted as of 8 a.m. Sunday on the weather service’s websites.

A winter weather advisory was issued Saturday for southern and coastal Maine and southern New Hampshire from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

Temperatures were expected to drop into the teens overnight in the north and into the high 20s overnight from north to south. Daytime temperatures Sunday were expected to reach the low to mid-20s in the St. John Valley and the upper 30s in southern Maine.

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