Machias area, Dedham briefly lose power

Posted July 26, 2010, at 4:26 p.m.

MACHIAS, Maine — Power was returned late Monday afternoon to 873 homes and businesses in Greater Machias after a malfunction at Bangor Hydro-Electric Co.’s Machias substation.

Power was disrupted for only about an hour and a half.

Susan Faloon, spokeswoman for Bangor Hydro, said the outages were located in Cherryfield, Dedham, Machias, Machiasport and Township 10. The breakdown by county is Penobscot (Bangor division), 111; Northern Penobscot (Lincoln division), 3; and Washington County, 759.

Another 111 customers in the Dedham area also were without power Monday afternoon because of a tree on a utility line.