Interstate 295 in Freeport was shut down during the Thursday morning commute because of a crash involving multiple vehicles.

The southbound lanes were closed while troopers worked to clear a crash at Mile 21, Maine State Police tweeted shortly after 8 a.m. Police advised drivers to find alternate routes and rerouted cars off I-295 at Exit 22.

All lanes reopened to traffic around 9 a.m., but traffic remained backed up to Brunswick.

A separate crash was reported on the Maine Turnpike around the same time at Mile 48 south between Falmouth and Portland.

No other details were immediately available.

This story will be updated.


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