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

Posted July 18, 2013, at 1:39 p.m.
Last modified July 18, 2013, at 11:32 p.m.

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.