Vehicle collisions, slides reported

Posted Jan. 02, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Turnpike Authority is reporting multiple collisions and vehicles sliding off the road Wednesday morning.

According to a tweet shortly after 9 a.m., a Mitsubishi SUV and Honda sedan collided between exits 45 and 46 on the Maine Turnpike, near the Maine Mall and Portland International Jetport.

Although no cause was initially reported, the crash coincides with a forecast of blizzardlike snowfall in southern and coastal Maine by the National Weather Service in Gray.

Watch for updates.