ROCKLAND — Sleet and ice were creating headaches for motorists on Monday, Jan. 16.

Temperatures were near the freezing mark, resulting in mixed precipitation. There were numerous reports of vehicles off the roads.

On Monday, Jan. 16 at 7:07 a.m., Knox County Regional Communications Center received about a crash on Ash Point Drive in Owls Head. The crash was reported by a plow operator who said a man was laying on the side of the road.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded along with Rockland Emergency Medical Services. Responders determined that James Steele, 69 of Owls Head was driving his 2006 Toyota Corolla and slid down the icy road toward the end of Ash Point Drive. The vehicle left the road, running over some bushes and coming to rest at the edge of a rock wall. Minor damage was done to the vehicle.

The driver got out of the vehicle with his dog. While walking on the pavement, he had a medical event unrelated to the accident. Steele was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport by Rockland EMS. Creek Hill Automotive towed the vehicle.

The dog was released to a relative at the scene.

Because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, government offices and schools were already not in session.

Here are a few photographs of scenes from Rockland.

Snow Marine Park off Mechanic Street in Rockland. There has not yet been enough snow to allow for sliding on the hill that is often busy during the winter. Photo by Stephen Betts

Rockland Harbor from Sandy Beach in Rockland. Photo by Stephen Betts

The North End Shipyard off Front Street in Rockland. Photo by Stephen Betts