UPDATE: Jan. 24, 12:53 p.m.

State Police say a driver escaped serious injury this morning when her car overturned on the Messalonskee Stream Bridge on Interstate 95 in Waterville.

Troopers said 49-year-old Melissa Ames of Newport lost control of her Honda Civic while passing another vehicle in the northbound lanes.

The falling rain had started to freeze on the bridge’s surface when her car struck abutments on both sides of the bridge. Her car overturned and came to rest on its roof, in the center of the bridge.  Ames had minor lacerations and was looked at by ambulance personnel on scene, said State Police.

Ames’ car was the only vehicle involved and backed up traffic in the northbound lanes to Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville.

Although the morning temperatures were in the low 40s, State Police remind motorists that bridge surfaces are the first to freeze and motorists need to adjust their speed when crossing them.


A driver lost control of their vehicle Thursday morning due to ice on a bridge near Waterville.

The car flipped over after bouncing off both sides of the concrete barriers, said Maine State Police.

The accident happened at 7:31 a.m. near 130 Northbound on I-95.

Information on any injuries was not available. This story will be updated.

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