7,200 lose electricity in Brunswick area, affects newspaper delivery

Posted May 09, 2012, at 3:02 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Electricity went out for approximately 7,200 customers in Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell and parts of Freeport this morning because of a problem at a Central Maine Power substation in Topsham.

The cause of the outage, which started around 9:30 a.m., was not immediately known, according to CMP spokeswoman Gail Rice.

The outage affected traffic signals in the region and included offices at The Times Record, leaving press machines idle.

Power was restored shortly after 1 p.m.

Times Record carriers will be delivering their newspapers as soon as possible.