Residents of Rockland and surrounding communities joined much of the state in digging out from a large accumulation of snow Monday morning.

Schools and many government agencies were not impacted because the snowstorm came on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday and the organizations were closed. Local businesses, however, were working to get their parking lots plowed — more than once in the morning in some cases — and their doorways shoveled. Others struggled to get to work.

Knox County dispatch reported that there were some vehicles off the road, but not many real crashes Monday morning due to the weather. Nothing major had been reported by midday.

The National Weather Service in Gray issued a winter storm warning through 3 p.m. Monday for areas in Maine and New Hampshire including Knox and Lincoln counties.

“These areas can expect total snowfall accumulation to range from 7 to 12 inches through this afternoon,” the Weather Service said. “Snow was falling across much of the area as of 10 a.m. The highest accumulations so far were across southern New Hampshire and extreme Southwest Maine where up to 11 inches has been measured. As of 10 a.m. temperatures ranged in the mid to upper 20s along the coast to the upper 20s farther north and near freezing across southern New Hampshire.”

“It was a little more than we thought,” said Ken McKinley of Locus Weather in Camden. He said he had predicted 3 to 4 inches and believed the Midcoast would receive 4 to 6 inches.

“It’s mostly done now,” he said at about 11:30 a.m.

He expected the snow to taper off Monday afternoon with flurries into the evening. “We won’t see much more accumulation,” he said.

More snow was expected on Tuesday, however.

“The second system heads out to sea Wednesday,” the National Weather Service said.

McKinley’s reports are available at