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Cellphones now warn of traffic-snarling snow squalls

One minute the road was clear. The next minute, there was a snowy whiteout that led to a deadly pileup of dozens of cars and tractor-trailers on Interstate 78 in central Pennsylvania.

That was a snow squall. Cellphones from Maine to West Virginia buzzed a startling alert Wednesday as part of a new warning system designed to prevent similar weather events from causing disasters like the one on Interstate 78 in 2016.

Light snow may cause slippery travel conditions Tuesday

A light dusting of snow in the Bangor area Tuesday morning could lead to slippery road conditions for the morning commute.

Greater Bangor is expected to only see about an inch of snow Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou. The coast will see slightly more snow, with 2 inches forecast for Bar Harbor. Less than an inch is predicted for areas north of Bangor.

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