Estimated 4,200 still without power

Posted May 04, 2010, at 12:26 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — There are an estimated 4,234 electric customers in eastern and central Maine who remain without power at midday Tuesday as a result of a storm with the high winds on Monday.

Central Maine Power is reporting 1,600 customers without power, mostly in Somerset and Penobscot counties, company spokeswoman Gail Rice said at noon.

Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. reported at 11 a.m. that 2,634, mostly in Penobscot County, remained powerless.

“We have moved a whole bunch of crews up to Somerset and Penobscot counties, and we moved more in this morning,” Rice said. “Our goal is to get everybody back up by later today or this evening.”

Customers are reminded to stay clear of any fallen power lines or trees in contact with them because of the extreme danger, Bangor Hydro spokeswoman Susan Faloon in a press release.

“Progress is slow today as crews are facing a large number of broken tree limbs, poles and fallen power lines,” she said. “In addition, outages are scattered in nature with many located in remote areas. Another storm predicted for today could slow restoration time.”

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