Tractor Trailer Roll Over on I-95, Carmel, Maine
A tractor trailer rolled-over in a crash early Monday morning northbound on I-95 in Carmel, Maine.
Maine State Police said one of the lanes on I-95 will be closed to motorists.
The Maine Department of Transportation and the Maine State Police will keep both of the northbound lanes on I-95 open between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to Maine Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Safety Shannon Moss in.
After 8 a.m. the Maine Department of Transportation and State Police will close the northbound passing lane for an environmental clean-up and recovery of the tractor trailer's cargo. There was no information on the type of material being hauled.
Moss said to expect one lane of traffic in the Carmel area until mid-afternoon until the passing lane is open again to vehicles.
Drivers should plan for extra time during Monday morning’s commute.
The accident happened around 3:32 a.m. near mile marker 169. Maine State Troopers have been on the scene investigating the incident.
The tractor trailer driver, 61 year old Donald Leblanc and his passenger, 30 year old Peter Nickerson were taken to Easteren Maine Medical center in Bangor. Police said their injuries were non life threatening. Both men are from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick.
Leblanc reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, Public Information Officer Safety Shannon Moss said. The tractor trailer left the Interstate 95 northbound roadway, struck a ledge, before rolling on it’s side in a ditch.
A press release was sent to multiple media organizations with the updated information.