JAY – A town plow truck lost traction traveling up Maple Street during Friday’s storm, slid down the hill backward and struck a retaining wall at a residence at Maple and Main streets, Police Chief Richard Caton IV said.

Truck driver Charles Haskell, 46, of Jay was not injured, Caton said.

There was minor damage to the truck, he said.

A section of the precast concrete wall resembling rustic stone collapsed, he said. 

The Maine Department of Transportation had several retaining walls built during reconstruction of that section of Route 4, also known as Main Street, in 2011 and 2012. Phase two of the project is expected to be completed this year.

Sgt. Russell Adams investigated the accident.


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