Car accident takes out poles, closes route 7

7:17 AM, Jul 9, 2011   |    comments
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CORINNA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Penobscot County Sheriff's Department says an accident on Route 7 in Corinna will likely affect traffic for hours.

Rescue dispatchers say that around 3:45 AM a car slammed into a utility pole on Route 7. This is near the Dexter town line.

Dispatchers say the crash took down utility poles and power and cable lines.

Crews from Central Maine Power and Time Warner cable were called to the scene to repair the damage.

As a result of the road work, Route 7 is completely shut down. Dispatcher advise seeking an alternate route.

It is not known whether there were any injuries.

NEWS CENTER

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