PORTLAND, Maine — Two people have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries because of a serious single-car crash Saturday on Outer Congress Street that shut down inbound and outbound traffic, according to police.

The crash happened just after noon, according to Lt. Robert Doherty of the Portland Police Department, and occurred close to the entrance to the Portland International Jetport. Traffic to and from the airport has not been affected, he said.

“We are investigating it as a single-car crash,” Doherty said at about 1:30 p.m. “Investigators are on the scene right now, piecing together what happened.”

Police are not releasing the names of the people injured or the circumstances of the crash, pending further investigation, he said. One detail that has been shared is that the vehicle struck a utility pole, splitting it in half. A crew from Central Maine Power is on the scene to make sure it’s safe, Doherty said.

“The lines are not in the road, but there’s a telephone pole in the road,” he said.