Updated Dec. 30 at 9:05 a.m.
Snowfall totals fell below the 6 to 10 inches predicted from the late Sunday afternoon storm which stretched into Monday, Dec. 30, but power outages in the county lead the state among Central Maine Power customers.
Precipitation began in Lincoln County as rainfall along the coast and an icy mix inland as the latest storm arrived in the area during the afternoon hours of Sunday.
Some areas of Lincoln County saw the precipitation change over to heavy, wet snowfall in the night-time hours, while other areas ended up with mixed precipitation, according to reports.
The storm wrapped up early enough for state and local road crews to have most major roadways around the county plowed and sanded before the morning commute.
Total accumulations from the storm were highest in northern and western sections of the county at about 4 to 5 inches, tapering down from there in the south and east.
Periods of above-freezing temperatures in the weekend were not enough for trees to shed their icy coat from last week’s ice storm, and the wintry mix many towns received created a snowy crust on top of the remaining ice.
Many trees and limbs around the county are still encroaching on roadways, creating potential hazards for travelers.
Central Maine Power made good headway in restoring power to its customers following the recent ice storm, but after the storm outages in Lincoln County were up to 2093 as of 6:05 a.m. and had jumped to 2855 by 8:37 a.m., according to CMP’s website.
Kennebec County was in a distant second with 775 outages as of 8:49 a.m., barely eclipsing the 734 outages in Dresden alone.
The outages after Sunday’s storm have not come close to the over 7000 outages experienced in Lincoln County during and following the pre-Christmas ice storm.
Morning temperatures Dec. 30 stood in the high teens and are predicted to move into the upper 20s in most of the county and into the 30s in the southern peninsulas during the day, according to National Weather Service forecasts.
Today’s temperatures are predicted to be the highest this week, with daytime highs predicted in the teens and nighttime lows in the single digits and negatives through Friday, according to forecasts.
Temperatures are expected to drop off into the single digits and negatives tonight, with wind chill values as low as -15 county-wide, according to the NWS.
The next chance for significant snowfall is on Thursday, according to current forecasts.
The Lincoln County News will continue to follow the progress of this event and post any additional information here as soon as it is obtained.