Maine State Police Say Slow Down Because Roads are Treacherous
Drivers are urged to stay home today, if at all possible, as roads are getting treacherous and crashes are piling up.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says today's wintry mix is causing multiple crashes, across the state. Between 6 and 10:00 Friday morning, more than ten crashes were reported on the Maine Turnpike. Maine State Police Troopers say people are driving too fast for the road conditions and that's causing problems. At last report, there have been no injuries connected with these crashes.
The tractor-trailer pictured here was traveling south on the Turnpike in York when the driver lost control of the vehicle due to speed and road conditions. Officials say the truck first struck the center guardrail, causing the rear of the truck to swing and strike the shoulder guardrail. It then came to rest in the center of the road, blocking all three lanes of travel. The York Fire Department responded to the crash motor oil was spilled on the roadway. The driver was not hurt.
Maine State Police and the Maine Highway Safety Bureau are urging drivers to stay home, if at all possible, and to slow down if they do go out. Remember to give plenty of room between your vehicle and others on the road and give yourself plenty of time to stop.
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