A day-long snowstorm Wednesday that covered central Maine with eight inches or more of fresh snow shut down state and town offices, Waterville area schools and some businesses.

Forecasts Wednesday called for snow until about 10 p.m., with eight to 10 inches of snow accumulation expected in the Waterville area, according to meteorologist Eric Schwibs at the National Weather Service in Gray. Southern Maine areas were expected to get up to a foot.

Conditions will be milder as the week moves on, with a partly sunny skies and temperatures in the 20s expected through the week, Schwibs said. Temperatures should be closer to the low 30s on average at this time of year, according to Schwibs.

Wednesday’s storm should be the only significant precipitation of the week, other than a chance of small snow showers Sunday night.

— Staff Writer Jesse Scardina

Check unofficial snowfall amounts throughout the state. Amounts are provided by the Gray and Caribou offices of the National Weather Service.

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