Power was knocked out in Appleton Village School and nearby areas when a 48-foot-long empty log trailer hit a pole on Route 131 early Monday, February 4.
According to Knox County Deputy Matt Elwell, the accident happened when a steering wheel malfunction on the trailer, which was being driven by Brian Soiett, caused it to overshoot a turn and hit a utility pole, downing electric cables in the process.
Soiett was a bit shaken but unharmed, according to the Union EMS team who responded to the accident.
Classes were cancelled as the Central Maine Power Company worked to restore electricity.
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