The first plowable storm of the season delivered between 5 to 7 inches in southern Maine, a bit less in interior sections, the National Weather Service said Sunday.

By the time snow stopped falling around noon, coastal areas including Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Old Orchard Beach received the most snow from the storm, 6 to 7 inches, said National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Cornwall.

Jeff Brown of Portland skis alongside his poodle Tebeau during light snowfall in Deering Oaks on Sunday morning. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

In other spots north and west of greater Portland, snowfall measured 4 to 5 inches, Cornwall said. The storm was predicted bring between 4 and 7 inches to Maine.

The storm didn’t produce freezing rain or sleet. “The top layer does seem fluffier,” he said. But snow on the ground could be slippery since recent temperatures would make the snow melt as it made contact.

Harper Spanninger, 3, of Falmouth pauses at the bottom of Payson Hill on Sunday. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

The lack of freezing rain meant little power outage problems. Central Maine Power reported just 25 outages early Sunday, 20 of those in the town of Cumberland.

The Maine State Police reported no major crashes from the storm. In total the state police responded to about 30 crashes in the last 24 hours as of Sunday morning, said spokeswoman Shannon Moss.


“There have been a few slide-offs this morning, but things are good so far,” she said in an email Sunday. State police reported that the Maine Turnpike was in good shape, but that side roads were slippery for much of the day

Portland police also reported no major accidents Sunday morning.

“It seems like drivers and our public works crews handled the weather well,” Portland Police Department spokesman David Singer said in an email.

Freddy McCarthy of Portland performs a snowboard trick on a box feature at Payson Hill on Sunday. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

The forecast calls for fair weather Monday, gusty winds on Tuesday.

There could be a white Christmas as cold temperatures this week should keep the snow on the ground, Cornwall said.

The National Weather Service is forecasting that the next chance for a widespread snowfall is on Dec. 25.

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