As of 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Portland had a grand total of 0.4 inches of new snow on the ground, but it was enough to make roads and sidewalks hazardous, and occasional light snow and flurries were expected to continue throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service in Gray. Forecasters also expected a weak cold front to sag slowly south across the area today and move through over the weekend, delivering mainly dry weather into early next week.

Rick Hinkle, a maintenance tech for E.L.C. Management, clears the landing and steps at the Evie Ciancette Building on Fore Street in the Old Port Wednesday. Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer

Marnie Williamson, assistant for operations and exhibits at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland, spreads salt on the sidewalk she just shoveled on Free Street Wednesday. Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer

A Gorham town plow clears the inch or two of snow falling along Route 25 Wednesday. Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer

Ted West, a delivery man for Native Maine Produce, carefully treads the ice and snow on the sidewalk of Moulton Street in the Old Port to deliver an order of fruits and vegetables to the Maine Squeeze Juice Bar in Portland Wednesday. Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer