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Jetport to Create Emergency Scene Saturday

PORTLAND, Maine_ Public Safety officials are warning folks not to panic if they see what looks like an emergency scene at the Portland Jetport Saturday morning. The airport in Maine's largest city is conducting an extensive disaster drill, which will involve the use of emergency vehicles, mock-disaster victims, and potentially a troubled plane on the runway.

The fake emergency scene can likely be seen from the interstate. Officials are asking motorists not to slow down to rubber neck, which could cause dangerous traffic snarls. They stress it's just an exercise.

The disaster scene is expected to last from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM today.