Maine woke up to a winter wonderland Sunday as a fast-moving coastal storm dropped nearly 10 inches of snow in some spots overnight.

Coastal areas got the heaviest snow while interior and northern locations saw a dusting in the storm that moved into Maine from the south after dark Saturday and wound down around sunrise Sunday as it moved offshore.

Emergency dispatchers said they were handling calls for some slide-offs and pull-outs on roads but the storm caused no serious accidents.

The National Weather Service office in Gray reported depths of 9.8 inches in Gray, 7.3 inches in Portland, 7 inches in Saco, 7.3 in Windham, 8.8 inches in Westbrook, 4.5 inches in Auburn, 7 inches n Newcastle, 7.5 inches in Bath, 3.5 inches in Sidney, 4.6 inches in Bridgton and 3 inches in Augusta. The Caribou weather service office reported .9 inches in Caribou and 2.1 inches in Bangor.

The snow probably won’t stick around for long as warm weather moves into the region, said Nikki Becker, meteorologist at the weather service in Gray.

Temperatures will be in the 40s under partly sunny skies Sunday and Monday. Temperatures are expected to reach near-record highs by Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the upper 50s near the coast and into 40s inland.

“I imagine there will be a lot of puddles around,” Becker said.


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