Busy Rockland intersection expected to be closed until midnight while crews replace snapped utility pole

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 28, 2014, at 6:56 p.m.
The busy intersection of Park and Union streets was closed Thursday afternoon after a utility pole snapped.
Stephen Betts | BDN
The busy intersection of Park and Union streets was closed Thursday afternoon after a utility pole snapped.

ROCKLAND, Maine — One of the city’s busiest intersections was expected to be shut down until at least midnight Thursday after a vehicle struck a guy wire that snapped a utility pole.

A woman traveling south on Union Street at about 2:16 p.m. went too wide while attempting a left turn on Park Street and drove onto the curb striking the guy wire, according to Rockland police Chief Bruce Boucher. The impact snapped the pole about three-quarters of the way up.

Members of the city police and fire departments blocked off the busy intersection of Union and Park streets after the crash. The replacement pole arrived shortly before 5:30 p.m., and a large Central Maine Power crew was on the scene to begin the work.

Power was expected to be shut down to certain sections of the area while the pole was being replaced.

The driver was not injured but her vehicle had a flat tire. The chief did not have more information on the case but said the driver was not issued a citation.

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