Dump Truck Hits Telephone Pole, Thousands Without Power in Waterville Area
According to the Kennebec Journal the incident happened on Waterville's Eustis Parkway Monday afternoon.
The KJ is reporting that the truck struck the utility pole at about 1 pm on Monday afternoon and snapped it into two separate pieces. The result was about 2,600 people losing power throughout the city.
The truck was heading West on Eustis Parkway as it was doing work on project to replace a water main on the same stretch of road.
Power was out from Eustis Parkway all the way down through Waterville's South End but was restored later on Monday afternoon.
After striking the pole the driver remained inside the cab until officials could verify it was safe to exit.
At last check, the Kennebec Journal was reporting that the Waterville, Maine Police Department was still investigating what led to the collision with the telephone pole. As of Tuesday morning, the driver's identity had not been released to the public.
This is a developing story and we will continue to keep it updated as more information becomes available.