WATERVILLE — Nineteen vehicles were involved in accidents Saturday afternoon on snowy Interstate 95 in and near Waterville, police and rescue officials said, but no injuries were reported.

Two vehicles simultaneously went off the road in the expressway’s southbound lanes near mile marker 125, coming to a stop in the median strip and the breakdown lane, according to Waterville Fire Rescue Capt. Rodney Alderman.

While the department’s responders tried to slow traffic, other drivers were going too fast for conditions, and their sudden efforts to slow down before the crash site apparently caused a 10-vehicle accident just north of it, he said.

Maine State Police started to block access to the interstate from the Kennedy Memorial Drive exit, but then restricted southbound travel to one lane, a Waterville police officer at the exit said. He said his department and Oakland’s had been called to assist with traffic control.

Waterville police said several other vehicles were involved in accidents in the same area in the interstate’s southbound and northbound lanes.


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