A snowstorm overnight added a few inches to this week’s accumulation and contributed to vehicle crashes the morning of March 3, in addition to delaying and closing schools. One minor injury was reported.

Chief Deputy Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said a two-vehicle crash occurred at about 9:44 a.m. on Atlantic Highway in Lincolnville. While details of the morning’s multiple crashes are incomplete, he told The Republican Journal that this incident involved three people, one of whom suffered a minor injury.

Earlier, about 6:50 a.m., a four-vehicle crash involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer truck in Searsmont closed Route 131 for about 2 1/2 hours. The crash occurred near Ghent Road in what local residents described as “a bad spot” in posts on the Waldo County Scanner page on Facebook. Video posted by a resident showed one vehicle that had collided with the rear of the tractor-trailer, and a pickup truck in a ditch.

Searsmont Fire Chief James Ames, one of the responders, told The Republican Journal that the tractor-trailer truck, licensed in Oklahoma, had just left Robbins Lumber and got stuck on the nearby hill. “He tried backing up, and slid crossways,” Ames said. “Then a car came up over the hill and ran into the truck’s drive wheels. Then another car hit the trailer wheels.” The fourth vehicle, a pickup truck, “just missed the truck” and landed in a snowbank beside it.

Ames said the crash was called in by the first vehicle driver, Bob Cartier, a firefighter and former fire chief in Waldo. He was driving a “small Ford,” Ames said. The second vehicle was a Subaru.

Traffic was diverted up Appleton Ridge Road and School Street, according to a Waldo County Dispatch report. The road was cleared by about 9:15 a.m.

Elsewhere in Waldo County, a rollover accident occurred near the intersection of Morgan Pitch Road and Route 7 in Brooks, called in at 5:29 a.m. Chief Deputy Trundy said a van skidded off the road and rolled over. The driver was uninjured.

About an hour later, Belfast Police responded to a weather-related fender-bender at the junction of Swan Lake Avenue and Back Searsport Road. Sgt. Lewis Dyer said a car was stopped, waiting to turn left, “and a car behind it hit its brakes, went into a slide and tapped the rear bumper.” An officer at the scene took details of “very minor damage” and both drivers “just went on their way.”

A vehicle went off Lincolnville Road in Belmont about 6:40 a.m., Chief Deputy Trundy said, and was damaged. There were no injuries.

At 8:14 a.m., the driver of a wrecker called in a one-vehicle crash on Searsmont Road in Belmont, in which a vehicle skidded off the road and hit a telephone. No one was injured, Trundy said.