Ice, snow knock out power in northern Penobscot County

Posted Dec. 19, 2012, at 11:34 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Wintry weather has knocked out power to numerous customers, primarily in northern Penobscot County.

Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. spokeswoman Susan Faloon said that as of about 11 a.m. Wednesday, there were 1,268 outages after early morning ice and snow brought down tree limbs and power lines.

“Outages are scattered in nature, many in remote areas, making them time-consuming to address,” she said in a press release, which indicated that parts of Piscataquis County also were affected.

The outages were reported just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Faloon. Crews are working to restore power.

Residents are advised to stay away from fallen electrical wires and trees that may be touching those wires.

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