Jonathan Frost, 48, of Canaan is trapped temporarily inside his cab early Monday after a utility pole fell onto the tractor-trailer, owned by New Balance, on Walnut Street in Skowhegan. Frost was not hurt. Skowhegan Police Department photo

SKOWHEGAN — A man driving a tractor-trailer for New Balance avoided injury early Monday when a utility pole fell onto the truck’s cab on Walnut Street, pulling with it another pole that was damaged in an earlier crash, according to police.

Jonathan Frost, 48, of Canaan was driving the truck about 3:30 a.m. when the incident occurred. He remained inside the cab until it was safe for him to exit, Skowhegan police Chief David Bucknam said.

Jonathan Breed, a spokesman for Central Maine Power Co., said the truck came into contact with a low-hanging wire. As the wire tightened, Breed said, it pulled down the nearby utility poles.

The low-hanging wire belonged to another utility, Breed said.

Frost was not injured in the mishap and Breed said a CMP crew helped him exit his cab.

The incident led to a power outage in the area. CMP workers later restored power to 1,081 customers, Breed said.

Waterville Road, also known as U.S. Route 201, was narrowed to one lane until the utility poles and wires could be removed, Bucknam said.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated Tuesday, Aug. 22, to reflect police finding that accident was caused by truck coming into contact with low-hanging wire.

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