Light snow will fall on the coast the rest of Friday, followed by a cold weekend.
A winter storm warning remains in effect for the entire coastal region until 10 p.m. At the end of the snow, the total accumulations should be:
- 4-6 inch for interior regions of southeastern New Hampshire and southern Mains
- 6-8 inch along the immediate coast of New Hampshire and Maine and in the interior regions of northern Massachusetts
- 8-12 inch for coastal Essex County in Massachusetts
The heaviest snow fell during the Friday morning drive at an inch per hour in some places, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.
Many Seacoast school districts canceled classes on Friday, including Dover, Portsmouth, Winnacunnet and SAU 16 in Exeter. New Hampshire State Police said soldiers responded to 25 calls for service involving off-road vehicles and minor accidents since 5:30 a.m. Friday.
Snow-related emergencies and parking bans
- Dover: Waste Management has postponed curbside recycling collection for the remainder of Friday. The curbside recycling not collected today will be picked up on Saturday. Garbage collection will continue on Friday as planned.
- Durham: All city officials are closed on Friday with employees working remotely if possible.
- Hampton: An emergency parking ban is in effect until 3:30 p.m. Friday, prohibiting parking on streets and highways.
- Portsmouth: A parking ban in snow is in effect. Flat rate parking is available at the Hanover Garage ($ 5 per trip) and Foundry Garage ($ 3 per trip) up to 2 hours after the ban is lifted.
- Salisbury: A snow emergency is in effect all day Friday, which means all street parking is prohibited until 10 p.m., including North End Boulevard to allow snow removal. Parking is available at Somersworth municipal parking lots: a city-wide parking ban ends at 6 p.m. on Friday. Vehicles parked on city streets will be tagged and towed.
The weather turns sunny and cold on Saturday with temperatures close to 30. Temperatures are moderate on Sunday as the snow in the morning turns to rain around noon with a temperature approaching 40. Flurries return Sunday evening.
Temperatures drop among teens during the day on Tuesday before bouncing back into the 1920s on Wednesday.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH
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