Traffic blocked at Maine-Canada port of entry

Posted Dec. 22, 2008, at 2:39 p.m.

SANDY BAY TOWNSHIP, Maine — Officials say traffic has been at a standstill for more than 12 hours at the U.S.-Canada border in western Maine after two trucks blocked a state highway.

Robert Higgins of the Somerset County Emergency Management Agency said a logging truck jackknifed on Route 201 south of 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.

Officials are working to clear the mess. By noon, the plow truck was removed from the road, but the logging truck remained.