UPDATE

SACO – Four lanes of Route 1 were shut down for more than five hours today after a car hit a telephone pole, snapping it in half.

A dispatcher for the Saco Police Department said the pole and wires fell across the busy road around 1:45 p.m.

All four lanes were closed until about 7 p.m. while utility crews repaired the damage. The driver of the car, whose name was unavailable, was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

The accident happened just north of the Funtown amusement park, police said.

No major traffic jams were reported as police directed traffic around the crash site.

6 p.m.

SACO — Route 1 in Saco remains closed tonight several hours after a car struck a telephone pole, snapping it in half, and causing the pole along with attached electrical wires to fall across the four-lane highway.

The Saco Police Department said it was forced to close Route 1 to traffic around 1:40 p.m.

Crews from Central Maine Power Company and Fairpoint Communications are still on scene trying to repair the damage.

The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

The accident took place just north of the Funtown amusement park, police said. Vehicles were being directed around the site by taking Spring Hill Road and Ross Road.