Serious accident shuts down I-95 North for 6 miles, LifeFlight needed

Posted March 25, 2013, at 8:16 p.m.
Last modified March 25, 2013, at 10:10 p.m.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — An accident involving what apparently was just one vehicle shut down a long section of I-95 North Monday evening.

The six-mile stretch of highway was reopened for travel at 9:47 p.m.

A Maine State Police dispatcher at the Augusta barracks confirmed that state troopers, multiple units from Fairfield Fire and Rescue, and a LifeFlight helicopter responded to the accident. The accident, which occurred near mile marker 136 at 7 p.m., involved serious injury to at least one person.

Northbound traffic was rerouted and detoured as the Interstate was shut down between exits 133 and 136 for nearly three hours, state police said.

Part of that stretch of highway has been under repair and has been narrowed to one lane with barrels and concrete Jersey barriers.

Watch for updates.