Lisbon Street 'blue post' does its job, stops Jeep

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Rainbow Bicycle shop owner John Grenier posted a public thank-you on Facebook for saving his store, after a Jeep crashed into a blue traffic post in front of it early Friday morning on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

LEWISTON — John Grenier posted on Facebook Friday, “Thank you blue post for saving Rainbow Bike this morning!” after a Jeep took out a traffic post in front of his shop at 97 Lisbon St.

Police said they received a call about the crash at 6:36 a.m. and discovered Chance Veinott, 35, of Turner, had driven his 2014 Jeep Patriot into the post.

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The Jeep had to be towed. No additional details were available about the accident.

Megan Bates, a deputy director at Lewiston Public Works, said the posts are designed to do exactly what it did — prevent vehicles from going into buildings downtown.

Public Works was waiting on a repair estimate Friday morning. Bates anticipated it would be repaired right away.

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