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Winter storm brings snow and strong wind to Waldo County

4" to 8" likely with higher amounts locally
By Staff | Dec 03, 2019
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Cars move slowly down Northport Avenue around 9 a.m. this morning in Belfast.

A winter storm is moving through New England, bringing snow, sleet and some freezing rain to the region, leading to school closures and delayed openings at some businesses.

We saw light sleet, freezing rain, and some snow Monday night that created an icy glaze across Waldo County Tuesday morning. The heaviest precipitation began to move in leading up to sunrise, and continued through the morning and most of the afternoon when we picked up the bulk of the accumulation from this storm. Total accumulations will range from 4" to 8" with higher amounts up to 12" possible locally.

Wind will also be a factor with this storm, with sustained northeast winds between 20mph and 30mph with gusts to 40mph. This will result in blowing and drifting snow and may cause power outages when combined with periods of heavier snow and winter mix.

Highs on Tuesday will reach only the upper 20s, with wind chill values in the teens. We'll see the return of some sunshine Wednesday with lighter winds.

As of 8:45 Tuesday morning, the state announced that all state office were closed for the day.

Additional closings, cancellations and delays will be posted as they are received. For more weather-related announcements, click here.

Brooks Road, Brooks. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
The Mill at Freedom Falls. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Halldale Road, Montville. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Webb Road, Knox. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Main Street, Freedom. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Railroad tracks in Brooks. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Moosehead Trail, Brooks. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Belfast Road, Knox. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
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