PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A winter storm that moved across Maine left a foot of snow in places, but failed to cause major traffic disruptions or power outages.
State police reported dozens of cars sliding off roads as the snow moved across the state on Thursday, but there were no serious injuries. Utilities said there were only a handful of power outages.
Mike Cempa from the National Weather Service said it was colder than expected, creating lighter snow instead of heavy wet snow, and the wind gusts failed to reach dangerous levels. But there was plenty of snow, with some coastal areas getting pounded more than expected.
State offices were closed because of the snowstorm and some events were canceled. Students were already out of school because of the holiday break.