Two Fatal Crashes on Maine’s Turnpike Strand Motorists for Hours. MTA Officials Defend the Response.

Maine Public Radio reports, “State authorities have taken some flack for their handling of two crashes on the Maine Turnpike Friday [November 18] that left hundreds and maybe thousands of travelers stuck on the road for nearly five hours. They are acknowledging some shortfalls in communications with the public and apologizing for the inconvenience. But they are firmly holding that they had other priorities too: securing a potential crime scene, averting further accidents and showing respect for the man and young boy who were killed.”