November 27, 2010

Snow, sleet, rain greet Black Friday shoppers

Kennebec Journal

Early-morning shoppers got a dose of winter Friday as snow and sleet began falling overnight and continued through midmorning in parts of Maine away from the coast.

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The conditions made driving treacherous as some people drove to Black Friday sales and others went to work.

"We had a few (accidents) this morning, especially at the onset," said Augusta police Sgt. Christopher Massey.

The National Weather Service posted a winter weather advisory for the entire state Thursday, calling for snow, sleet and rain overnight. Rain and sleet did fall until around 11 a.m. Friday. The advisory was lifted by noon.

Snowfall ranged from a trace to an inch or more in western Maine, said meteorologist James Brown of the National Weather Service in Gray.

By midmorning, the snow had stopped and travel was much easier.

The Weather Service is calling for a slight chance of snow showers this afternoon before clearing tonight.

Sunday and Monday are expected to be sunny. The next storm is expected to arrive Tuesday.

 

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