Dump Truck Plows Into Maine Overpass Snarling Early Weekend Travel
Thought getting out of work early would put you a leg up on traffic? Not on the Maine Turnpike.
This morning, traffic backed up for miles on crucial stretches of Maine highway. Those who planned an early escape to Vacationland were met with not one, but two major accidents on the Maine Turnpike.
According to WGME 13, The Maine Turnpike Authority says a dump truck traveling in the northbound lane at mile 12 in York hit the Clay Hill Road overpass around 7 a.m. Immediately, engineers assessed the damage, and deemed the bridge safe. According to the report, they will return next week. The cause of the crash has not been revealed, and is under investigation.
Also, according the Maine Turnpike's Twitter, later that morning, all three northbound lanes were blocked just south of Portland, causing a 5 mile backup. As of 2p, it was reported all lanes were back in operation.
The weekend hasn't even officially started, and it's already been a wild one..