Power back on, but crews continue to investigate cause of power outages for 3,100 Aroostook County residents

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff
Posted April 30, 2013, at 12:45 p.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — It took crews with Maine Public Service less than an hour to restore power to 3,100 customers who lost it in Soldier Pond and parts of Fort Kent up through Allagash Tuesday morning. But the utility workers had yet to determine a cause for the outage by the end of the day.

In all, 3,159 customers lost power Tuesday, company spokesperson Susan Faloon said in a media release issued at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

“Maine Public Service crews are patrolling the lines to determine the cause,” she reported at the time.

By late afternoon, though power had been restored, she indicated that the cause had yet to be determined. “[Crews] will be back to investigate further tomorrow,” she said.

Maine Public Service serves 36,000 customers in Aroostook County.

Customers may report any outages or concerns by calling the service center at 877-655-4448.

Residents are cautioned against approaching downed or damaged power lines, Faloon said.

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