Power restored in Rockland
Central Maine Power crews spent nine hours replacing a utility pole following a crash at the corner of Park and Union street Aug. 28.
At about 2:45 p.m. Jessica Elwell, 23, of Owls Head was turning left from Union Street onto Park Street when she swerved to avoid another vehicle causing her to clip the guy wires supporting the pole at the corner of Rite Aid parking lot, according Rockland Police Officer Joel Neal.
Her 2000 maroon Volvo sedan sustained front-end damage and a flat passenger's side tire. No injuries were reported. Rockland Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded.
Crews from CMP spent the next nine hours replacing the main utility pole that was deemed unstable. Power was cut off to 2,405 customers for six hours while the lines were transferred from one pole to the new one.
Traffic was rerouted around a three square block area of downtown.
No charges are anticipated, according to Police Chief Wally Tower.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.