Traffic was backed up on Algonquin Boulevard this afternoon when a westbound tractor trailer slid into the telephone pole in front of the Beer Store. The pole was snapped off right at the base and telephone and cable-tv wires fell onto the cab of the truck. The vehicle was registed to Robert Rubino & Sons Trucking Ltd. of Porcupine. The driver was not injured. A Timmins Transit bus was parked nearby at the accident scene, just ahead of the truck, and it was not clear at press time how the bus was involved or whether there were any serious injuries.