Slick and icy roads cause trouble this A.M.

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Slick and icy roads caused some problems for drivers Tuesday morning. The Penobscot Regional Communications Center said they received numerous calls about crashes due to icy roads.

NEWS CENTER encountered several crashes Tuesday. The first involved a box truck on the southbound side of I-95 near mile marker 165. Etna Fire Department said the call came in around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. The driver is expected to recover and only suffered minor cuts and bruises. 

The second crash involved a tractor trailer that jackknifed near mile marker 165 on the northbound side of I-95. Rescue crews said that call came in just after 3:00 a.m. Two people in that crash are expected to be okay. Officials said one person was sleeping in the back of that trailer when it crashed.  

Emergency officials are asking that drivers slow down if they see emergency crews working on the side of the road. 

From the Maine State Police's website: 

"Title 29-A §2054-9
The operator of a vehicle passing a stationary authorized emergency vehicle using an emergency light, with due regard to the safety and traffic conditions, shall: 
A. Pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle, if possible; or 
B. If passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible or unsafe, pass the emergency vehicle at a careful and prudent speed reasonable for passing the authorized emergency vehicle safely. "

The minimum fine for violating that law is $311. 

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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