- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

YORK, Maine (AP) - The Maine Turnpike Authority says cars and trucks streaming out of the state at the end of a three-day weekend contributed to a southbound traffic jam between York and the New Hampshire border.

Turnpike officials projected that more than 890,000 vehicles were going to be on the road over the holiday weekend.

By late Monday morning, an alert was announced for heavy traffic near the York toll plaza, and the traffic continued to build. Toll collectors reported a seven-mile backup.

All told, traffic across New England was expected to be the highest in a decade. The turnpike authority was expecting traffic to be up 5.2 percent this weekend compared to last year.

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