PHOTO COURTESY OF HEATHER LEIGHTON

Snow-covered roads prove treacherous for travelers



PHOTO COURTESY OF HEATHER LEIGHTON
The driver of this Chevrolet SUV was unhurt after the vehicle went off of Bucksport Road Thursday morning. This was one of several weather-related incidents police responded to Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

ELLSWORTH — Travelers had a bit of a rough go of it on local roads Wednesday night into Thursday morning as a result of the most recent snowfall.

Around 1:15 a.m. Thursday, three people were uninjured after the car they were traveling in went off the Bangor Road.

The 2004 Honda Accord, driven by 22-year-old Pok Tik J. Leung of Bar Harbor, was headed south on the Bangor Road.

Leung lost control of the vehicle due to slush on the roadway, according to police, and the car crossed the road and went into the ditch.

Leung and his two passengers were not hurt, though the vehicle was damaged. All three people were wearing seat belts.

Ellsworth police responded to two other reports of vehicles that went off the Bangor Road on Wednesday night, one around 6:30 and the other around 8:15.

Thursday morning, an Ellsworth woman was unhurt when her 2007 Chevrolet SUV went off the Bucksport Road on Dollard Hill.

Jessica Molnar, 30, was headed west on Bucksport Road shortly before 6:30 a.m. when she, too, lost control of her vehicle due to slushy road conditions.

The SUV spun around 180 degrees and went off the road, striking a snowbank.

Molnar was not injured, but there was about $300 worth of damage to the driver’s side door.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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