Fort Kent power outage affects 1,600 customers

Posted Aug. 16, 2009, at 8:44 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:43 a.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — About 1,600 Maine Public Service customers were without power Friday night and Saturday morning after a transformer at a substation in Fort Kent exploded at 6:30 p.m., according to Tom Greaves, system operator.

Of those customers, Greaves said about 200 were without power until 8 p.m. and another 1,400 customers were without power until about 6 a.m. Saturday.