Several moisture ridden days have produced almost a constant haze of light snow since Sunday night, causing multiple vehicle accidents and keeping public safety crews on their toes.

By Tuesday night, residents were mostly home, except for some teenagers taking the family car out for doughnuts and a few hardy Select Board members sticking to their regular meeting schedules. One snowplow went into a ditch and closed a secondary road while crews hauled the rig back onto the road, and travelers making their way home late had a hard time climbing some of the hills.

The snow, while a welcome sight to many, closed schools early on Tuesday afternoon, and they remained closed on Wednesday. Combined with the smaller snowstorm of Sunday night, the inch count is now on.

The falling snow was expected to diminish Wednesday with perhaps a few more inches to collect on the ground, as the low pressure that contributed to the snowfall moved east toward Nova Scotia, according to the National Weather Service. Then high pressure was anticipated, bringing cooler temperatures and clear skies. But weathermen were already eyeing another major system heading east across the plains and approaching this area by Sunday, Jan. 24. Temperatures remained warm, in the 30s.

Cancellations and delays:

• The Census test scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Lincolnville Improvement Association at Lincolnville Beach has been canceled.

• The Retreat Day with the Rev. Peter Panagore scheduled for Wednesday at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Camden has been postponed. For more information, contact the Rev. John Rafter at 236-3680 (church office), 230-7080 (home) or 701-1618 (cell).