AUGUSTA — Most students in central Maine woke up to news of an old-fashioned snow day on Friday, as a daylong storm was expected to bring 2 to 6 inches of snow to the region.

Some schools in the past have chosen to go remote on snow days now that they are used to it, but according to the district websites, most schools in the area have chosen to take Friday off.

The Augusta Public Schools, Regional School Unit 2, Maine School Administrative District 11, Oakland-based RSU 18, Readfield-based RSU 38, Somerville-based RSU 12, Waterville Public Schools, Winslow Public Schools and Winthrop Public Schools were all closed Friday.

While some parts of the area could see 2 to 4 inches of light, fluffy snow, others closer to the coast could see up to 8 inches.

There was a winter storm watch in the area until 10 p.m. Thursday, though the most snow came during the morning and afternoon, causing a slippery commute for anyone on the roads.

No major car crashes were reported, but police did respond to some incidents.

In Gardiner, police said road conditions contributed to a crash and two slide offs Friday morning. Police Chief James Toman said no injuries were reported, although Gardiner Ambulance Service did check out a driver involved in a slide off on Highland Avenue.

Central Maine Power was reporting no power outages by late Friday afternoon.

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