More than 1,200 lose power in Bangor after truck downs telephone pole

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 15, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — More than 1,200 Emera Maine customers lost power on Friday after a truck clipped wires on Mt. Hope Avenue, officials said.

Bangor Police Sgt. Paul Kenison said the accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. when a tractor-trailer attempted to turn around in a parking lot behind the Garland Street Field.

The sergeant said the driver, whose name was not available, hit the wires and the wires snapped off one of the telephone poles.

Emera Maine Spokesman Bob Potts said approximately 1,256 customers lost power due to the accident.

Potts said the areas affected included Mt. Hope Avenue, Elm, Palm and Maple Streets.

Power had been restored to Emera Maine customers as of 1 p.m. The driver was not injured in the accident.