To our readers,

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century type story, ... Click here to continue

Truck knocks down two utility poles in snowstorm

By Fran Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2020
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez According to Belfast police, poor road conditions contributed to a crash Jan. 16 near the Belfast Curling Club. The driver was uninjured after rolling over several times.

Belfast — A truck driver walked away without injuries from a crash that happened on Route 3 in front of the Belfast Curling Club Thursday morning.

Deputy Chief Gerald Lincoln of the Belfast Police said the call came in at 11:33 a.m. Thursday. Because of poor road conditions, Nicholas Woodward, 23, of Dexter, lost control of the semi-trailer truck he was driving, Lincoln said.

The trailer got caught in a ditch and the vehicle rolled over two or three times, he said, knocking down two utility poles along the way. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Crews from Central Maine Power came to repair the poles, but police could not say whether the incident had created power outages in the area.

The road was closed for approximately 30 minutes, then opened to one-lane traffic for an additional 15 minutes, Lincoln said.

Belfast Police, Fire and Ambulance service responded to the crash.

If you appreciated reading this news story and want to support local journalism, consider subscribing today.
Call (207) 594-4401 or join online at
Donate directly to keeping quality journalism alive at
Comments (1)
Posted by: Geoff Facey | Jan 17, 2020 10:58

Power was out in Belmont from approximately 11:40 to 3:30

If you wish to comment, please login.