A traffic accident has cause a power outage affecting the Southern Aroostook Counties towns of Hodgdon, Cary, Amity and Orient.

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According to Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, a vehicle struck a utility pole on Route 1 in Cary this afternoon, causing a power outage in their lines.

Utility crews are on the scene and working to replace the damaged pole.

The Calais based company expects that power will be out until at least 4-4:30 p.m.