The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Winter Storm Warning for central and northern Aroostook County with heavy snowfall expected through Saturday night.

Forecasters say snow will develop in the early hours Saturday and mix with sleet and freezing rain as the day goes on. Snowfall totals are expected to range between 5 and 9 inches from Mars Hill northward to Madawaska. Southern Aroostook will likely receive 3 to 5 inches of snow and sleet.

Forecasters say the heavy snow and mixed precipitation could make many roads treacherous by nightfall and are warning that travel may be dangerous.

The storm warning is in effect from early Saturday until 1 am Sunday.

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