A lengthy snowstorm crept into the county for New Year’s Eve and continued through the first weekend of 2010, dumping more than a foot of heavy, wet snow throughout the region.

The National Weather Service reported that as of Jan. 3, 15 inches of snow accumulated in Belmont, while Winterport residents saw about 18 inches of the white stuff. In the Rockport area, snowfall totals measured as high as 19 inches.