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Winter storm wreaks havoc on Maine roads

BANGOR, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) -- It was a busy day Wednesday for police, road crews and emergency responders as several accidents were reported up and down I-95.

Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) started plowing roads around 8AM Wednesday morning, but even with their efforts road conditions remained extremely slick.

"It's been a constant battle because the snow is coming all the time," said Maine DOT Region 4 Superintendent Randy Gray.

According to Gray Region 4 overseas roads stretching from Guilford all the way to Eastport. Nearly 200 plows covering that area, all of which were out for the storm.

Even with efforts by DOT, roads were still extremely slick. According to Maine State Police nearly two dozen accidents were reported before noon in the Bangor area alone.

"Weather has deteriorated quit a bit and road conditions are bad at this point," said Maine State Trooper Joshua D'Angelo.

One accident Wednesday morning occurred just north of Bangor on I-95 South. It involved an ambulance that was slowing down for an accident ahead it, but was then struck by a vehicle from behind. No injuries occurred but the car, driven by Gabriel Burditt of Hampden, was totalled.

"The guys in front of me just slowed down a little bit and I couldn't really tell so I just tried to slam on the breaks and it was all black ice," said Burditt.

Another ambulance was dispatched to the scene of the accident and continued with the patient that was being taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.