According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, the Maine State Police have been dealing with multiple turnpike crashes.

Since 6 AM, they have dealt with at least ten crashes.  According to the press release, they have been dealing with "one crash after another"

According to police, drivers are traveling too fast for the road conditions.

They are asking that, if you need to travel, please slow down.

The press release goes on to explain the above pictures

The tractor trailer pictured in the attachment was heading south on the Turnpike in York when the driver lost control of the vehicle due to speed and road conditions.  The truck first struck the center guardrail causing the rear of the truck to swing and strike the shoulder guardrail.  The truck then came to rest in the center of the road blocking all three lanes.  The York Fire Department responded to the crash for loss of motor oil on the road.  The driver was not injured. No summons was issued.

If you need to drive, please allow extra time to get where you are going.  Also, make sure your vehicle is completely cleared of ice and snow before you hit the road.

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