Ice causes accidents in Hancock County

Posted Jan. 15, 2010, at 7:32 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:48 a.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Black ice Friday morning caused problems for motorists throughout Hancock County.

Police reported numerous accidents during the morning commute, including one that closed Route 3 in Orland briefly while crews removed a vehicle from a ditch near the Big Apple convenience store.

The accidents were widespread and kept emergency crews busy between 7 and 9 a.m. Friday.

Several people were treated for injuries, but none was serious, according to police.