Accident closes Lisbon Street, cuts power to 1,233

Lisbon Street Accident
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Maryan Harat, 43, of Lewiston waits in her van Thursday morning until crews turn off electricity to the downed wires on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. Lewiston police Lt. Lt. Mark Cornelio said it's unknown why the van hit the pole.

LEWISTON — A local woman was injured Thursday morning when her van knocked down a utility pole in front of Elmet Technologies on Lisbon Street.

Maryan Harat, 43, was taken to a hospital, Lewiston police Lt. Mark Cornelio said. Police do not know why her van hit the pole, he said. No one else was in the van.

Police said Harat's 1999 Toyota Sienna was headed toward downtown Lewiston when it crashed. A tractor-trailer just missed getting caught in the downed wires.

CMP spokeswoman Gail Rice said the crash caused 1,233 power outages at homes and businesses. Power was restored by 11:15 a.m., Rice said.

Stephanie Howe photo

A tractor-trailer is almost caught in the wires downed in an accident Thursday morning in front of Elmet Technologies on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

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