Falling tree limbs cause power outages

Posted April 24, 2012, at 4:02 p.m.
Last modified April 24, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Falling tree limbs due to strong winds caused more than 1,000 power outages Tuesday across Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. service territory, the company said.

A sizable outage in the Millinocket area was caused by a tree falling onto a power line, according to Bangor Hydro.

The company reported a total of 1,0008 outages Tuesday afternoon, most of them in northern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. In addition, there were 35 outages in Washington County.

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