28.2 C
New York

Icy conditions shut down stretch of Maine highway for cleanup


A ten mile stretch of highway was shut down in Maine on Monday after icy conditions caused multiple wrecks, cluttering the roadway. 

The series of wrecks occurred on December 6th along Interstate 95 southbound, reported The Boston Globe.

Maine State Police reported that “this morning at approximately 9 a.m. the Maine State Police responded to numerous reports of vehicles off the road on Interstate 95 in the areas of mile markers 172-162 southbound. Icy road conditions that developed quickly during the morning commute contributed to multiple motor vehicle crashes involving both passenger cars and tractor-trailers.”

Several people were injured in the crashes but “nothing at this point that appears to be life threatening,” police said. 

The roadway remained closed until about 3 p.m. CST, but rain and patchy fog are expected this evening, so Maine DOT is advising drivers to remain cautious throughout the evening commute. 


Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking