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Road closed for hours after truck snags wires in Hampstead

Union Leader Correspondent

May 18. 2018 4:40PM
A portion of Maple Avenue in Hampstead was closed Friday after a truck hit wires. (Hampstead Police Department)

HAMPSTEAD - Maple Avenue was closed for several hours Friday after a large truck knocked down powerlines and a utility pole.

According to police, emergency personnel responded to the accident scene in the area of 41 Maple Ave. just before 1 p.m.

Police said the driver, identified as Cristopher Longly, 45, of Nottingham, was operating a 1998 Peterbuilt for Shea Concrete Products. While he wasn't hurt, police said he became trapped by the live wires and a transformer on top of the truck.

Eversource responded to “eliminate the danger” from the wires and transformer, police said.

Police said their preliminary investigation showed the boom crane section of the truck caught the hanging wires and tore them down along with a pole.

Police said the road would be closed for several hours while a new pole was installed to restore power, phone, and cable service.

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