Power restored to more than 3,300 amid snow, rain, sleet

A pedestrian braves Thursday's wet weather for a walk on Buck Street in Bangor.
A pedestrian braves Thursday's wet weather for a walk on Buck Street in Bangor. Buy Photo
A student makes his way across the campus of Husson University during a rain shower on Thursday.  According to NOAA, today's high temperature is 43 degrees with rain showers through early afternoon.
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A student makes his way across the campus of Husson University during a rain shower on Thursday. According to NOAA, today's high temperature is 43 degrees with rain showers through early afternoon. Buy Photo
Posted March 20, 2014, at 7:41 a.m.
Last modified March 20, 2014, at 1:21 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Maine utility has restored power to about 3,300 customers in Hancock, Washington and Penobscot counties Thursday morning.

Heavy snow mixed with sleet and rain covered most of Maine on Thursday, making for slippery roads and power outages.

Emera Maine reported about 7 a.m. that 3,316 were without power in Hancock County due to heavy snow on utility lines. Southwest Harbor was worst hit, the company said in a release, but there were many smaller scattered outages throughout the county.

About 10:45 a.m., the company reported service had been restored to all but 62 customers.

The National Weather Service expected the snow, rain and sleet to stop around noon. Travel conditions are expected to be slippery, and Mainers are expected to get 2-8 inches of snow and sleet mix.

According to the weather service, the Bangor area and Down East will see as little as an inch, but southern and western Maine got a big helping of snow.

Much of central and southern Maine, including, Lewiston, Auburn, Waterville, Augusta and Sanford, is expected to see 3-5 inches. Western Maine, including Rumford and Farmington, will get 4-8 inches of snow with some ice.

Thursday is the first day of spring.

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