Electricity restored to more than 5,000 who lost power in Aroostook County

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, at 9:52 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Maine Public Service Co. crews have restored power to more than 5,000 customers in central and southern Aroostook County, a utility spokeswoman said Wednesday night.

The power outage, which began about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, was attributed to several thunderstorms that hit the area shortly after 4 p.m., a customer service representative said Wednesday night. She said that crews repaired the damage and that electrical service to all but one road in Littleton was restored as of 9 p.m.

In a news release about the outage, utility spokeswoman Susan Faloon said the outages affected 5,307 customers in Mars Hill, Bridgewater, Monticello, Ludlow, Oakfield, Island Falls, Patten and Sherman.

Wednesday’s wild weather also reportedly caused power outages for customers of Calais-based Eastern Maine Electric Co-Op Inc. Details, however, were not available Wednesday night.