The first measurable snowfall in Lincoln County brought some sloppy road conditions, resulting in a number of traffic accidents, as well as scattered power outages, according to reports. As of early Sunday, Dec. 10, no major storm-related incidents have been reported.
Steady snowfall is forecast to taper off before dawn Sunday, and Lincoln County residents may even see some sunshine Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service remained in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday, as of the latest weather service bulletin Saturday night.
As of the 10:28 p.m. Saturday report from Central Maine Power Co. there were 160 power outages in Lincoln County. The outages were widely scattered, affecting areas in Alna, Bristol, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Newcastle, Southport, Westport Island, and Whitefield.
Saturday morning, the National Weather Service downgraded the winter storm watch issued Friday afternoon to a winter weather advisory. The downgrade meant the weather service did not expect snowfall to exceed 6 inches.