August 17, 2019
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Motorists urged to slow down as heavy rain fell over southern Maine Sunday

CBS 13 | BDN
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Freeport fire officials worked to clear a wreck of I-295 Sunday morning after a car hydroplaned. No one was injured.

FREEPORT, Maine — The Maine Department of Transportation is warning motorists to use caution and watch for standing water along the Maine Turnpike Sunday.

Late Sunday morning the department tweeted, “Due to the heavy rainfall, we are receiving reports of standing water at various points on the Maine Turnpike. Motorists are advised to slow down and be alert while traveling.”

Traffic was backed up briefly on I-295 southbound between exits 22 and 20 in Freeport after a car hydroplaned and rolled over Sunday morning, according to reports by WGME.

Rescue personnel said four people were in the car, but no injuries were reported.

The southern part of the state saw between and inch and inch-and-a-half of rain on Sunday, according to Mike Kistner, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray.

“The heaviest rain is moving out of our area and northward toward Caribou,” Kistner said early Sunday afternoon. “There will still be some moderate to heavy rain today in southern areas and we can expect to see some strong winds as the storm moves into the Gulf of Maine.”


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