Route 1 reopens after overnight crash and repairs near Tuttle Road

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CUMBERLAND — A single-vehicle crash on Route 1 just south of the Tuttle Road overpass led to an overnight road closure as emergency crews and utility workers responded to the scene.

The Cumberland Police Department, alongside the Cumberland Fire Department, responded to the crash at approximately 12:02 a.m. Saturday.

The accident resulted in significant damage to a utility pole, prompting the closure of Route 1 from Tuttle Road to Johnson Road.

The Maine Department of Transportation quickly established detours to manage the flow of traffic around the affected area.

Central Maine Power (CMP) was on-site to replace the damaged pole and a transformer that was impacted during the incident.

Despite the early morning disruption, CMP crews worked diligently to restore fiber optic cables to the new pole.

The necessary repairs caused the road to remain closed longer than initially anticipated, with the police advising motorists to seek alternate routes for their morning travel.

By 11 a.m., officials announced that the roadway had been reopened to traffic.

The swift response from emergency personnel and utility workers ensured that travel could resume with minimal disruption for the remainder of the day.

The Cumberland Police Department reminds drivers to exercise caution while commuting, particularly in areas where recent incidents have occurred.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and further details will be released as they become available.

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