(Ellsworth) An excavator operator in the RJ Jordan parking lot on Water Street accidentally took out to power poles around 12:30 this afternoon. Ellsworth Fire Department were monitoring the situation closely as the excavator driver was unable to get out of the machine because of the downed power lines. Emera Maine crews were called in to get the lines back up. As a result the traffic light wasn’t working at the intersection of Main St, Water St & State Street. Emera reports 966 customers were without power.