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Multi-vehicle crash closes Turnpike in Falmouth

1:03 PM, Jan 11, 2014   |    comments
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FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER)- Before the sun came up this morning, icy roads had caused 5 vehicles to collide on the Maine Turnpike.

According to State Police, a tractor-trailer truck slid and jack-knifed at Mile 55 Southboud on the Maine Turnpike, causing a chain-reaction of crashes. That tractor-trailer truck collided with a passenger car and then three more tractor-trailers were approaching -- two of them rolled over while trying to avoid the crash.

Maine State Troopers  shut down the southbound section of the Turnpike South of Exit 63.

All 5 motorists were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. 

UPDATE 5:00PM: speed limits have been reduced to 45MPH on the Maine Turnpike from Falmouth to Augusta.

 

 

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