Accidents close Route 1A

Posted Dec. 22, 2010, at 5:33 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:53 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A mix of sleet and wet snow fell during the late afternoon hours Wednesday and contributed to a rash of minor accidents across eastern Maine.

One vehicle rolled over on Route 1A in Dedham shortly before 5 p.m., which partially contributed to a chain reaction four-vehicle crash on the same road.

Deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department closed down a section of the major route near Lily Road to clean up the mess. Traffic was rerouted on Lily Road, which connects to Route 1A on both ends like a jug handle.

A tractor-trailer jackknifed on Route 9 in Clifton tied up traffic around 5 p.m., but traffic was moving smoothly an hour later, according to a Penobscot County dispatcher. Another car rolled over on Howland Road in LaGrange, but the driver was uninjured.

In fact, although numerous accidents were reported, none involved any serious injuries.