UPDATE: All southbound lanes on the Turnpike near Mile Marker 35 have reopened.
ORIGINAL STORY:A tractor trailer truck this afternoon, Nov. 12, jack knifed across all lanes in the area of Mile Marker 35 southbound on the turnpike. All south bound traffic in the area was diverted off Exit 36 in Saco.
The tractor trailer, driven by 33-year-old Brian Butler of South Carolina was in the far right lane when he started to lose control. The heavy rain conditions are believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.
The trailer was not loaded at the time of the crash. No injuries are reported.
State Police continues to investigating.
#BREAKING A BIG MESS ON THE @MaineTurnpike
Tractor trailer jack-knifed, completely blocking the Turnpike southbound at Mile 35 near Saco/Biddeford
ALL LANES BLOCKED @wgme pic.twitter.com/a3dvzG8T3R
— Gregg Lagerquist (@GreggWGME) November 12, 2021
Traffic alert ?. There are wet leaves ? on the roadway and localized flooding from plugged up storm drains in many areas this afternoon and evening. Please drive carefully on you evening commute and get home ? alive! #surviveyourdtive pic.twitter.com/LFOHDPbH3O
— Kennebec & Somerset District Attorney's Office (@kennebec_s) November 12, 2021
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