Turning truck pulls down wires, causes chaos

By Beth A. Birmingham | Aug 12, 2019
Courtesy of: Todd Miller Wires are strewn across Route 1 at the Finntown Road intersection Aug. 12 as a tractor-trailer attempted to turn around in the dirt lot. Traffic was diverted for more than three hours.

Warren — A tractor-trailer attempting to turn around near the intersection of Finntown Road and Route 1 in Warren got tangled in electrical and cable wires just before 10 a.m. Aug. 12, causing havoc for morning commuters.

According to Knox County Chief Deputy Patrick Polky, Craig Larracey, 57, of Naples, was driving a 2016 Western Star tractor-trailer unit, making a left turn onto Atlantic Highway from Finntown Road when the trailer got tangled in wires that were stretched over the roadway, causing them to come down and breaking a utility pole.

Crews from Warren and Waldoboro fire departments and EMS were called to the scene to assist in diverting traffic from the area.

Central Maine Power's Outage Report noted 25 customers without power for approximately two hours, most being on Medomak Valley Court off Manktown Road.

Route 1 was closed for more than three hours while the scene was cleared up.

No injuries were reported.

Polky reported Spectrum and Knox County Regional Communications also assisted in the incident.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@villagesoup.com.

Wires and the sign at Miller & Miller Construction at 11 Finntown Road were ripped from the building by a tractor-trailer that attempted to turn around in an adjacent lot Aug. 12. (Courtesy of: Todd Miler)
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