Rene Emmert shovels her driveway in Auburn on Tuesday afternoon as her six year old son Julian, gallops behind her to find another stash of unshoveled snow. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

Steady snow started about 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Lewiston-Auburn area. Schools in the area have been canceled. Another three to 11 inches of snow are expected to fall Tuesday, adding to the 6 inches in Lewiston, 5 inches in Bethel and 8 inches that fell in Carrabassett Valley on Saturday.

Despite the storm, voting for the runoff election for mayor is taking place in Lewiston.  Polls opened at 7 a.m. at Longley Elementary School, 145 Birch St., and will close at 8 p.m. The school building is open despite classes being canceled Tuesday.

Scroll below the live updates for listings of cancellations, postponements and parking bans.

Here’s how it’s affecting the area:

  • The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Uplift L.A. Business After Hours at Lost Valley Ski Area has been postponed to Wednesday, Dec. 13. The free event will run from 5 to 7 p.m., taking place at 200 Lost Valley Road, Auburn.
  • Lewiston has issued a parking ban from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Auburn has a parking ban in place from noon Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Lisbon has a parking ban from 7 a.m. to midnight.
  • The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph for the entire length of the Maine Turnpike. Oversized vehicles are prohibited while speeds are reduced.
  • Museum L/A is closed Tuesday.

This information will be updated.

 


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