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.
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