Maine utilities catch up on power restorations

Posted April 18, 2011, at 9:52 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine utilities say they’re nearly caught up restoring power to thousands of customers who lost service as a result of Sunday’s wind and rain storm.

Central Maine Power says only 60 customers are without service, and Bangor Hydro-Electric Co.’s total is down to 274.

At the storm’s peak, about 24,000 customers of the two utilities were without power Sunday.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service posted a flood warning for the Kennebec River in Augusta for Monday morning due to the weekend’s heavy rainfall.