Logging Equipment Strikes Bridge in Oakfield [UPDATE]
Traffic has been reduced to one lane on Interstate 95 in Oakfield indefinitely.
According to the Maine Department of Transportation, an over-height vehicle struck the bridge, causing the traffic disruption.
Trooper John Darcy responded to a tractor trailer crash in Oakfield. A 2003 Western Star tractor trailer, operated by 58-year-old Gary Thereiault of Fort Kent, was hauling a delimber was southbound on Oakfield-Smyrna Road and struck the I-95 overpass due to the delimber being too high.
The crash caused extensive damage to the overpass, causing 1 lane of I-95 northbound to be shut down. The delimber also sustained significant damage.
Maine Department of Transportation personnel from Bangor will be assessing the damage to the overpass. One northbound lane of I-95 will be closed until the damage to the overpass can be assessed.
MDOT and Trooper Rob Flynn of the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit assisted at the scene.
There were no injuries in the crash.
Theriault was cited for having a load that was over height and other charges are also possible once the investigation is completed.