September 26, 2017
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Tractor-trailer strikes power pole in Bangor, knocks out electricity, telephone service

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Ryan McLaughlin | BDN
Ryan McLaughlin | BDN
A tractor-trailer sits in the Target Industrial Circle after running into a utility pole Thursday afternoon. The accident knocked out power to approximately 25 Bangor Hydro customers in the area.

BANGOR, Maine — A tractor-trailer driver who apparently underestimated how much clearance there was between the top of his truck and nearby utility lines knocked out power Thursday to about 25 Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. and Fairpoint customers in the Target Industrial Circle area.

The accident happened about 12:40 p.m., Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan said Thursday night, citing an accident report.

Kevin Morey, 57, of Bucksport was driving a Pottle’s Transportation Truck out of a warehouse at PTI Warehousing Inc. at 122 Target Industrial Circle when the top of his rig caught utility wires overhead, causing two utility poles to snap, Reagan said.

The driver was not injured and there was no major damage to his truck, Reagan said. No charges are pending in connection with the accident, he said.

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