Four large tow trucks spent most of the day Friday removing a large wind turbine tower and the tractor-trailer that had been hauling it from the side of U.S. Route 201 in Johnson Mountain Township.

The operation to remove the turbine, estimated to weigh about 75 tons, began at 7 a.m. Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said Friday evening the work was completed about 6:30 p.m. A portion of U.S. 201 between The Forks and Jackman was shut down for the work, which was done by several Quebec towing firms.

The tractor-trailer, driving by Frederic Mercier, 30, of Levis, Quebec, overturned Monday after it veered too close to the shoulder, Maine State Police said.

The truck is owned by Transport Tricam of Saint-Henri-de-Levis, Quebec, and was on its way to the Bingham Wind Project in Somerset County when the accident occurred. Mercier was not injured.

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