BUCKSPORT – An accident in Bucksport shut down a major road and cut off power to area residents yesterday.
It happened on Route 46 near the Mast Hill Road. Bucksport police say a 17-year-old Bucksport boy was traveling east when he hit black ice and lost control. The vehicle went over a snowbank and hit telephone pole, knocking out power to several nearby homes.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. The airbag did deploy.
CMP was called to the scene to restore electricity.
Police say speed and road conditions were a factor.