Only a few hundred Mainers are still without power Monday night as strong winds continue to pummel the state.
It comes as a winter storm travels across the state, bringing more than a foot of snow to western Maine along with a mix of rain.
As of 9:15 p.m. Versant Power is reporting 384 outages along the coast in Hancock County. Meanwhile, Central Maine power is reporting 269 outages, with the highest remaining number in Franklin (242) county.
A High Wind Warning was in effect along the coast in Hancock and Washington Counties until 5 p.m. on Monday with winds ranging from 35-45 mph and gusts up to 65 mph expected. Numerous power outages were expected in these areas due to downed power lines and trees, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.
Meanwhile, heaviest snow started to lift north precipitation has changed over to rain showers in the southern part of the state.
Central Piscataquis county — including Greenville and Monson — was under a Winter Storm Warning until 8 p.m. with 6-10 inches of snow expected along with a light glaze of ice. Wind gusts could reach to 50 mph, NWS Caribou said.
Western Maine — which includes Lewiston, Augusta and Rangeley — was expected to get the highest accumulation of snow with 6 to 12 inches. A Winter Storm Warning was in effect from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday with rates of 1-3 inches per hour expected at times, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.
Wind gusts up to 45 mph are expected in those areas.
A Winter Weather Advisory was in effect in Aroostook County until 8 p.m. Monday with 4-8 inches of snow expected.
Coastal York and Cumberland counties, including Portland, have so far received the most snowfall on Monday afternoon with Baldwin and Naples reporting 9 inches of snow and Acton reporting 9.5 inches.