A car crash on northbound Interstate 95 in West Gardiner closed the right travel lane Tuesday morning and caused delays for more than an hour, authorities said.

The right lane was reopened and traffic returned to normal by 9:24 a.m., the Maine Turnpike Authority said.

Police didn’t respond to a request for comment later Tuesday and little information was immediately available about the crash, including whether anyone was injured.

The crash appeared to send a car off the highway and up a hill. It was originally reported to be in Farmingdale, but officials later said it occurred on a section of highway in West Gardiner.

An SUV could be seen on its side up a hill from the highway around 8:05 a.m. and several Maine State Police cruisers were at the scene.

For about an hour and a half, the northbound right lane was blocked at mile 104, the Maine Turnpike Authority said. That’s between Exit 103 in West Gardiner and the end of the Maine Turnpike at Exit 109 in Augusta.

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