Thunderstorms knock out power to thousands across the state

Posted Sept. 12, 2013, at 8:50 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 12, 2013, at 3:26 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Thunderstorms that swept through the state Wednesday night have knocked out power to multiple Bangor Hydro and Central Maine Power customers.

According to Bangor Hydro’s website, approximately 2,022 customers were in the dark about 9 a.m. Thursday.

The bulk of those outages — 1,963 of them — were on the west side of Bangor, according to the site. As of 3 p.m., all but four of the outages had been restored.

Central Maine Power reported 7,244 outages about 9 a.m., its website indicated.

The majority of the outages was in Knox and Waldo counties, with 4,408 customers without power in Knox County and 1,003 in the dark in Waldo County.

Later Thursday, CMP reported that 3,390 customers were in the dark.