SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Scarborough fire chief tells NEWS CENTER everyone made it safely out of motel on 341 Route 1, but as many as 8 families are displaced.
The Red Cross will be on scene shortly to help the families.
Firefighters were called to the "Itsa Good Motel" at around 4:00pm. Chief Thurlow says access to water is what caused the major traffic backup.
Crews have managed to reopen 3 lanes of traffic, but during rush hour closing the road for even a short time can cause back ups for hours.