MAINE, USA — Light snow and freezing rain are the likely causes of a slippery Friday morning commute.
The National Weather Service Office issued a winter weather advisory Thursday afternoon for Portland and most of southern and central Maine that warns drivers they may encounter light road icing on their way to work Friday morning.
The advisory was to take effect at 3 a.m. Friday and last through 10 a.m.
CLICK HERE for NEW CENTER Maine's meteorologist Mike Slifer's full forecast.
Multiple NEWS CENTER Maine viewers are reported traffic was at a standstill in the Augusta area on I-95 around 11 a.m. Friday. Maine State Police said the traffic backup is due to multiple crashes in the area.
There was a crash at mile 42 in Scarborough. The left lane and center lanes were blocked. The left southbound lane was reopened around 8:30 a.m. The right lane remained blocked.
There were also two other crashes in that area going both northbound and southbound.
There was a tractor-trailer crash going southbound in Gray at mile 63. All southbound lanes were closed. If you're driving in that area, you should get off at exit 63 in Gray, and you can re-enter the turnpike at exit 53 in Falmouth.
In Auburn, there was a crash at mile 78 that blocked the entire right lane, and part of the left lane.
There was a vehicle rollover in Hiram. A NEWS CENTER Maine viewer shared this photo with us. No word yet on injuries.
An ambulance in Farmington crashed into a ditch off of Farmington Falls Road. A NEWS CENTER Maine viewers sent us this photo. Police say there were no injuries.