June 18, 2018
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Log truck rolls over, downs power lines, shutting down Franklin road

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

FRANKLIN, Maine —- A log truck rolled over Wednesday morning at the intersection of routes 182 and 200, taking out a utility pole and closing down a road for several hours, according to Maine State Police.

No one was injured in the accident, which occurred sometime around 4:45 a.m., Trooper Jessica Shorey said Wednesday.

The truck was southbound on Route 200 when it veered through the intersection as the driver tried to turn east onto Route 182 toward Cherryfield, Shorey said. It struck a utility pole, knocking power lines to the ground, and rolled onto its passenger side, spilling its load of logs off the side of the road, she said.

The driver, Paul Bean Jr., 50, of Sorrento, was uninjured in the accident, according to the trooper. She did not have a monetary estimate of damage to the truck.

Shorey said that Route 182 east of the intersection was closed for several hours as utility workers removed the fallen power lines from the road and repaired the pole. Traffic was allowed through the intersection on Route 200 toward Eastbrook and on Route 182 toward Ellsworth, she said. Route 182 east of the intersection was re-opened to traffic late Wednesday morning.

Shorey said the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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