6,500 Bangor residents lose power due to transformer malfunction

Posted Oct. 16, 2011, at 10:06 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 16, 2011, at 10:48 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The city’s East Side was without power for a little over an hour Sunday night.

According to Susan Faloon, spokeswoman for Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., about 6,500 customers were without power at around 9:15 p.m.

On-call line crew members were called to determine what caused the power outage, she said.

Around 10:40 p.m. Bangor-Hydro officials sent out a notice saying the power had been restored to all 6,500 customers and cited a problem with a transformer at the Broadway substation as the cause.

The city’s “tree” streets — Pine, Grove, Birch — and others, as well as parts of Broadway were affected, she said.