A busy section of Route 202 in Gorham reopened around 10 p.m. Monday, more than three hours after police closed the road because of an accident.

Police said a tractor-trailer truck operated by Dustin Andrews, 24, of Gorham was trying to pass a turning vehicle around 6:32 p.m. when it struck a large tree limb. The limb ripped off the top of the truck like a tin can.

Gorham police said in a news release that the 2013 Freightliner, which was hauling a 53-foot box trailer, is owned by SPC Transport Co. in Auburn. The damage was extensive, making the vehicle inoperable.

It took crews until 10 p.m. to clear the road of debris before the section between Chick Drive and Main Street (Route 25) could be reopened.

Jones said no one was injured in the accident.

Maine State Police sent a team of officers from its Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division to investigate the crash.