Gov. Janet Mills late Monday directed that all state offices be closed Tuesday because of inclement weather.

“A mix of snow, sleet, and rain is expected to create hazardous driving conditions throughout much of the state tomorrow,” Mills said in a statement. “I urge Maine people to avoid traveling if possible and to drive cautiously if you have to commute. The Maine Emergency Management Agency is working closely with the Maine Department of Transportation, the Maine Turnpike Authority, and Maine’s utility providers to respond as necessary to this storm.”

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for much of the state in anticipation of heavy mixed precipitation. The western mountains could see 6-8 inches of fresh snow, while coastal areas are expected to see only a couple inches before things turn to sleet or freezing rain. The middle part of the state, from Lewiston to Augusta, Waterville and Bangor, is expected to see the most ice accumulation – as much as one quarter-inch, according to the weather service.

School will not be affected because this week is February break.

The dangerous weather did, however, prompt MaineHealth, the state’s largest hospital and health care network, to cancel COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Belfast, Boothbay and Norway. Clinics in Westbrook and Scarborough will delay opening until 8:30 a.m. and the Brunswick clinic will open at 2:30 p.m., according to MaineHealth’s website.

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