Maine interstate shut down for pileup involving dozens of vehicles

Troopers say that "blinding sun" may have sparked the chain reaction crash.

I-95 Pileup

Maine State Police say that dozens of vehicles were involved in a serious pileup crash in Carmel this morning.

The pileup occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, in the northbound lanes of I-95 at mile marker 174.

“Initial reports say blinding sun may have caused the first crash about 7:45 AM, and then several other vehicles collided in a chain reaction,” Maine State Police say.

Maine State Police say that approximately 30 vehicles were involved in the pileup.

Troopers say that some of the drivers involved in the pileup were injured and that at least one person was airlifted to a hospital.

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Police say that some of the northbound lanes of I-95 will likely remain closed until at least noon and they ask drivers to find alternate routes.

Troopers say that hundreds of vehicles are stranded behind the crash site and that they are coordinating with the Maine Department of Transportation to reroute these drivers.