One person suffered minor injuries and northbound traffic was tied up by three crashes on the Maine Turnpike on Friday afternoon. Traffic was flowing normally again by 6 p.m.

State Police Sgt. Eric Bergquist said the first crash occurred when a woman’s car spun out of control and hit a guardrail in Biddeford. He said the woman’s name was not immediately available, but she was cited for distracted driving.

Two other collisions occurred when drivers failed to slow down as traffic got heavier, Bergquist said.

In one case, a car rear-ended another in Saco, he said, and the driver of the lead car was taken to the hospital with what Bergquist said were minor injuries. The other crash occurred when a driver tried to brake for traffic, but ended up skidding into the guardrail. That also took place in Saco, he said.

No drivers were cited in those crashes, he said.