Wet, heavy snow hit Maine hard Tuesday morning. Even where the snowfall is lightest — mostly closer to the coast —  road conditions were hazardous.

“The roads are quite slick,” Margaret Curtis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, told the Portland Press Herald. “Even where there is less accumulation, it’s slow going.”

Curtis said the rain-snow line is hugging the immediate coast, so areas west of the Maine Turnpike are likely seeing snow. “The heaviest of the snow has already been through,” Curtis said.

In Liberty, one person is reported dead in a Tuesday morning collision between a pickup truck and box truck on Route 3.

Central Maine Power reports that more than 24,000 customers were without power as of 12:13 p.m. Tuesday. Oxford County was hit the hardest with 9,700 customers outages. And Cumberland County reported at least 8,500 outages.

Snow on Route 302 in Bridgton (WGME)

According to WGME and the National Weather Service, here are the snowfall totals and the times they were recorded:

Androscoggin County

  • Turner 7” – 10:22 a.m.
  • Poland 6.6” -7 a.m.
  • Minot 6” – 5 a.m.
  • Auburn 5.5” – 10:11 a.m.
  • Lewiston 5.3” – 10 a.m.
  • Bowdoin 5” – 10:18 a.m.
  • Mechanic Falls 4.5” – 5:15 a.m.
  • Durham 3.1” – 9:08 a.m.

Franklin County

  • Farmington 8.5” – 7 a.m.
  • New Sharon 6” – 7:06 a.m.

Oxford County

  • Bethel 9” – 6:42 a.m.
  • Waterford 7” – 7 a.m.
  • Otisfield 6.8” – 6 a.m.
  • Hartford 6.2” – 8:25 a.m.
  • Peru 6” – 7:44 a.m.
  • Buckfield 6” – 9:08 a.m.
  • South Paris 5” – 5:11 a.m.

Parking Bans

The city of Auburn started a parking ban at noon Tuesday until midnight. Lewiston’s parking ban started at 11 p.m. Monday and was scheduled to end at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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