The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a winter storm warning for much of eastern Maine, including Bangor and interior sections of Piscataquis, Hancock and Washington counties.

The new forecast calls for 8 to 18 inches of snow Thursday into Friday afternoon. Sleet could mix in with blowing and drifting snow late Thursday night. Heavy snow is expected to make travel "very hazardous."

The advisory will be in effect from 3 p.m.Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday.

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