The National Weather Service says it's going to be a messy New Year's Eve for most of Maine.

Southern Maine was the first to get hit on Monday, with the rest of the state expected to start experiencing the white stuff late Monday night. The National Weather Service says what kind of precipitation you get will depend on where you're located. Northern parts of the state will see all snow, while central regions will see snow transitioning to a mix of snow and sleet. Coastal regions can expect a mix of snow and sleet, changing to all rain.

Snowfall amounts will vary, depending on location. Coastal areas will only see about an inch, but the NWS says some northwestern parts of the state could see as much as 10" of the white stuff.

Obviously, this will cause some travel problems, during the day, and possibly for New Year's Eve revelers. We'll relay cancellations and closings, throughout the day.

People heading out for New Year's Eve, will want to make sure they have a plan for a safe ride home. Call a cab or take a sober designated driver. Anyone who does find themselves intoxicated, but who needs their car in the morning, can call Union Street Towing for a free tow in the Bangor/Brewer area.

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