Union Street reopens after truck snaps utility pole in Bangor

A single-vehicle accident on outer Union Street snapped a utility pole and left homes and businesses in the area without power Sunday afternoon.
Nick McCrea | BDN
A single-vehicle accident on outer Union Street snapped a utility pole and left homes and businesses in the area without power Sunday afternoon.
Posted Jan. 26, 2014, at 1:53 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 26, 2014, at 8:45 p.m.
A single-vehicle accident on outer Union Street snapped a utility pole and left homes and businesses in the area without power Sunday afternoon.
Nick McCrea | BDN
A single-vehicle accident on outer Union Street snapped a utility pole and left homes and businesses in the area without power Sunday afternoon.

BANGOR, Maine — A single-vehicle crash on outer Union Street snapped a utility pole in half Sunday and forced officials to close a portion of the road for more than six hours.

Police and fire crews shut down the road in the area of the First Church of the Nazarene in the afternoon and reopened it around 8 p.m.

Traffic had been detoured down Griffin Road, onto Ohio Street and then onto Davis Road where it rejoined Union Street on the opposite side of the crash site.

A Ford pickup truck left the road Sunday afternoon and struck the pole, snapping it near the bottom. Bangor police say at least one person suffered injuries and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center. The identity and condition of the driver were not immediately available, according to police.

Several Emera Maine utility trucks arrived at the scene around 2 p.m. and repairs were expected to take several hours, as the pole needed to be replaced and all the utility lines restrung.

 

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