Early Morning Tractor-Trailer Crash Snarls Traffic on Maine’s I-95 North
Though the accident happened in the 3:00 AM hour of Monday morning, officials are still cautioning drivers who will be headed north on Maine's Interstate 95 near the Carmel area.
An 18-wheeler rolled over just after 3:30 causing both lanes to be temporarily shut down. Since the crash, authorities have been able to reopen one of the travel lanes for motorists to get through but say it is still slow-going through the area as crews work to clean up the wreckage and debris.
According to the Maine Department of Safety Spokeswoman, Shannon Moss,
'Maine State Police are investigating a tractor-trailer roll-over crash that happened at approximately 3:32am northbound on I-95 near mile marker 169 in Carmel. Troopers say one lane of I-95 will be closed and motorists should make extra time during their morning commute.
The driver and passenger of the tractor trailer were transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with non- life threatening injuries.
Troopers and MaineDOT will have both lanes open for the motoring public from 6:00am to 8:00 am, at which time MaineDOT will set a lane closure in the passing lane for recovery and environmental clean-up. It is expected that I-95 in this area will be down to one lane until mid-afternoon.'
LOOK: What are the odds that these 50 totally random events will happen to you?
LOOK: Milestones in women's history from the year you were born
LOOK: Just some of the photos that capture the historic year that was 2020
LOOK: 50 photos of American life in 2020
LOOK: 100 years of American military history
Do you have our free radio station app yet? If not, it's the perfect way to request a song, talk to the DJs, enter exclusive contests and to stay up to date with everything that's happening in and around Central Maine and the world. When you download it, make sure you turn on the push notifications so that we can send you exclusive content and local breaking news that you need to know about first. Just enter your mobile number below and we'll send a download link right to your mobile device. After that, you can download for free and immediately begin accessing all kinds of exclusive content tailored just for you. Give it a try and stay connected with us!