January 16, 2013

I-295 southbound reopened after truck jackknife

By Edward D. Murphy emurphy@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

YARMOUTH — I-295 southbound reopened at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday after a tractor-trailer jacknifed and blocked both lanes for more than two hours.

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A tractor-trailer jackknifed across I-295 southbound just past Exit 17 in Yarmouth on Wednesday as a winter storm caused slippery roads throughout Maine.

Gabe Souza / Staff Photographer

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Maine State Police photo of tractor-trailer blocking southbound lanes of I-295 in Yarmouth.

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The truck jacknifed between exit 17 and the Royal River, said Steve McCausland, spokeman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Traffic was detoured around the accident, with motorists exiting the interstate and traveling down U.S. 1 for about two miles before re-entering the highway.

There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the truck accident..

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