Mix of snow and rain in store for northern New England

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Past a birch tree bowed over under the weight of wet snow, a car travels along Kingsbury Lane in Kennebunk, Maine, in 2016. –Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via AP

Snow is falling over northern New England, with some places forecast for up to a foot and others expecting it to turn to rain.

Heavy snow was coming down in parts of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire on Tuesday. Hundreds of schools have closed and there have been some accidents reported. Speeds were lowered on highways.

The National Weather Service says some inland locations could see 8 to 12 inches of snow.

Meteorologist James Brown says most areas will experience a changeover to rain, and that will reduce the amount of snow along the coast to 1 to 2 inches.

He says greater snow tallies are expected inland, with up to 6 inches of snow in central and southern New Hampshire, and up to a foot across northwestern Maine.