MAINE, USA — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is asking the general public, especially tractor-trailers and heavy trucks, to try and avoid Rt. 179 from Ellsworth to Rt. 9 in Aurora Friday night.
Several tractor-trailers have been having a hard time getting up over some of the hills in the Osborn/Aurora area, which are causing traffic issues.
Around 9:45 p.m. Friday night, the Sheriff's office said there is a tractor-trailer stuck on a hill and unable to move forward or backward, which is causing only one lane of travel in this area.
Deputies are on scene assisting while waiting for a tow truck to arrive and remove the truck.
DOT has placed a sign alerting trucks to avoid Rt. 179 at the end of North Street in Ellsworth.
Road crews have also been out plowing and sanding the area as well.