Traffic blocked at Maine-Canada port of entry

Posted Dec. 22, 2008, at 5:54 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:04 a.m.

SANDY BAY TOWNSHIP, Maine — Officials say two trucks have been removed from a state highway after bringing traffic to a standstill for more than 15 hours near the U.S.-Canada border in western Maine.

Robert Higgins of the Somerset County Emergency Management Agency said a logging truck jackknifed on Route 201 about a dozen miles south of the border station in Sandy Bay Township late Sunday. Then a Maine Department of Transportation plow truck went off the road while attempting to get around the logging truck.

Higgins said the two trucks ended up blocking the road, preventing traffic from entering or leaving the country at the Sandy Bay station.

Ted Woo of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said both trucks were removed from the road by late Monday afternoon, and that traffic would be flowing again after snow was plowed from the highway.

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