The speed limit on the Maine Turnpike has been lowered to 45 mph now that snow has started falling heavily in southern Maine.

The turnpike authority lowered the speed at the request of the State Police between Kittery and Augusta.

The speed limit also has been lowered to 45 mph on Interstate 295.

State Police report no major accidents on either highway.

This morning’s snowfall is just an appetizer in advance of the major snowstorm that is supposed to hit Wednesday.