Snow creates slippery driving conditions across Maine

A car in a ditch on Payne Road in Scaborough (WGME)

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- Tuesday’s storm has created slippery travel conditions across the state.

A snow day for some is a work day for many and it’s tough for those who need to drive

"I’m in Fryeburg, but first calls in Scarborough. Kind of supposed to get messy on the coast,” Earl Smith, A&E repairman, said.

"It's going to be a long day and a long night, but we keep plugging away and doing what we do,” Don Emery, plow truck driver, said.

Public works crews are working to clear the roads for drivers and sidewalks for pedestrians.

The snow began to transition to freezing rain Tuesday afternoon.

"Well it's going to get real sloppy on the roads and get real slushy. Not going to be too bad until it gets below zero temps, but as soon as it hits it becomes ice. We like to get the salt down. Give them a good scrape down,” Steve with Steven's Snow Service said.

CBS 13 spoke to some drivers about Tuesday's driving conditions and any advice they have for fellow commuters.

"I think whether its ice or snow its best to slow down. I think the plow trucks do a great job its tough in conditions like this but I feel safe on the roads," Peter Selian, driver, said.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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