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UPDATE: Snowstorm Already Impacting Maine, Blizzard on Tap
02/08/2013 12:07 PM ET  

Snow was being blamed for a pileup Friday morning involving 19 cars on I-295 in Cumberland, near the Falmouth line.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A snowstorm sweeping into Maine already has dumped half-a-foot of snow around Portland and contributed to a 19-car pileup. And it's just getting started.

Chris Legrow from the National Weather Service says a blizzard warning is issued Friday evening for the southern coast, when the main storm arrives. The forecast calls for up to 2 feet of snow and winds gusting to 50 mph.

Snow was being blamed for a pileup Friday morning involving 19 cars on I-295 in Cumberland, near the Falmouth line.

State police spokesman Steve McCausland says it was caused when a car spun out, causing a six-car pileup. Eventually, another 13 vehicles crashed into each other. He says one person who was transported to the hospital with an injury that was not life threatening.

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