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A series of car crashes have closed the southbound left lane of Interstate 95 near Broadway in Bangor.

The crashes, reported around 5:40 p.m. near mile marker 185, involved multiple vehicles, according to the Maine State Police. They are also impacting traffic near Broadway Street, officials said.

Drivers are advised to steer clear of the area.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.