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(NEWS CENTER) -- A winter storm is coating parts of Northern New England with ice, causing power outages and making travel extremely hazardous. The temperature in Maine has been steadily dropping since last night and roads are freezing up if they are not coated with ice already.

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An Ice Accumulation warning is in effect for much of Maine.

POWER OUTAGES:Central Maine Power | Bangor Hydro

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland released parishioners from obligation to attend Mass, urging "extreme caution and prudence" about travel decisions.