Route 1A in Dedham reopens after tractor-trailer becomes stuck, blocks road

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 27, 2014, at 12:56 p.m.

DEDHAM, Maine — A Maine Department of Transportation truck hauling a backhoe became stuck across Route 1A on Wednesday afternoon, snarling traffic for about an hour, state police said.

The driver, whose name was not available, was attempting to pull onto the road from a private dirt road just before noon when he became stuck, State Trooper Greg Roy said.

The incident occurred about a quarter-mile east of the Dedham School, according to Roy.

The trooper and the driver collaborated to get the backhoe off the flatbed trailer and used the machine to get the truck free, Roy said.

The road was closed for about an hour while the truck was freed. As of 1 p.m., traffic was flowing in both directions, Roy said.