Winds causing power outages


Emera Maine workers have been dispatched to restore power in the wake of strong winds and wind gusts.

A majority of those impacted are in the Argyle, Edinburg, Howland, Lagrange, Milo, Old Town, Maxfield and surrounding communities.

Scattered outages due to the winds are also being reported across the entire region, including Hancock County.

Emera Maine encourages customers to stay clear of downed power lines and trees in contact with power lines. Customers may report outages by calling 207-973-2020.

I-95 in Augusta remains closed after tractor trailer wreck



The northbound lane of I-95 in Augusta remains down to one lane following a tractor trailer crash Sunday night.

Police say the tractor-trailer has been removed, but a 30-foot section of the guardrail on the Bond Brook overpass was destroyed.

The impact of the crash ripped the front axle from the truck and it fell to the roadway below.

 The truck's fuel tanks were ripped open, spilling fuel on the road.

Police say 22-year-old Anna Tronscosco-Williams of Indiana was driving the empty flatbed when she lost control on the icy roadway.

she was not injured in the crash but police say damage to the truck and the bridge is expected to total several hundred thousand dollars.







Greene man injured in tractor accident

State Police say a Greene man is lucky to be alive after the farm tractor he was on flipped over and pinned him underneath on Saturday afternoon. 

42 year old Kenneth Bragdon was hauling trees on his property on Buzzell Lane when a tree he was dragging became snagged on another and caused the 1953 Farmall tractor to overturn.

  Trooper Nathan Jamo said Buzzell was trapped under the tractor for more than two hours in 15 degree temps until he was able to contact a family member by cell phone. The Greene Fire Department responded to the scene, freed Bragdon, and transported him to an awaiting Lifeflight helicopter.  

Bragdon is being treated for internal injuries at Central Maine Medical Center.   Jamo said the chain being used to haul the logs was attached too high to the rear of the tractor and caused it to flip end over end.



Traffic diverted on I-95 in Augusta

Northbound traffic on Interstate 95 from Augusta to Sidney is being diverted because of an another tractor trailer wreck – this one along the northbound lane in Sidney. The crash took place overnight and the truck was left off the road, until wreckers could be scheduled to tow it this morning. Just after 11AM, the northbound lanes were closed and traffic is being detoured at exit 113. The detour is likely to last a couple of hours.


Also- attached is a State Police photo of the tractor trailer wrecks along Route 9 in Hancock County this morning 

Route 9 closed due to accident


   Three tractor trailers went off the road along Route 9 in the area of Township 28 (Hancock County) this morning.  Route 9 is closed at the crash site between the areas of Route 179 in Aurora and Route 193 in Township 22 until the 4 p.m.  No injuries have been reported.  Troopers and wreckers are on the scene now along with Aurora Fire Department and the Maine Dept. of Transportation.


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