Whiteout Causes Multi-Vehicle Crash on Route 1 in Northern Aroostook
State Police say whiteout conditions led to a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Route 1 in Cyr Plantation, just south of Van Buren.
Police say six vehicles including a Maine Department of Transportation plow truck were involved in the pileup. Van Buren Chief of Police Michael Bresett was injured while responding to the accident scene. He is currently in stable condition with what police called non-life threatening injuries.
Route 1 between Van Buren and Caribou was closed for a couple of hours, as blowing snow reduced visibility to zero. State Police said the accident scene was cleared around noontime and the road was reopened.