Pileup: 40 vehicle crash in snowy Maine on I-95 injures six.

Maine State Police

A massive chain-reaction 40-vehicle crash on snowy Interstate 95 in Maine Wedneasday morning left at six people injured and a "giant pile of metal," officials said.

The injuries were described as serious in the 7:30 a.m. pileup in Etna, near Bangor, the New England state's third largest city. There were no fatalities.

Images released by state police show first responders climbing over what state police spokesman Steve McCausland told reporters was a "giant pile of metal."

And a video posted on YouTube shows the wreckage, including the smashed front end of a tractor trailer.


"I did a 180 and was face to face with the second semi coming at me," Peggy Leonard told the Bangor Daily News. "I have never seen anything like this in my life."

The crash also involved a school bus that had two students and an aide on board heading to Stillwater Academy in Old Town, the paper reported.

I-95 was closed northbound between the towns of Newport and Etna, officials said.