September 20, 2017
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Storms knock out power to more than 5,000 Mainers

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

Thunderstorms and lightning that swept through northern and eastern Maine on Sunday afternoon left about 5,000 Emera Maine customers without power, according to a company official.

In Aroostook County, crews were working to restore power to an estimated 2,800 people, spokeswoman Judy Long said around 4 p.m.

A storm that included wind and hail took down power lines on Route 1 in the Washington County community of Whiting later in the afternoon, leaving another 2,300 without service.

Emera Maine estimated that power would return to most affected customers by about 6:30 p.m.

For updated information about estimated restoration times, visit Emera Maine’s Live Outage & Restoration Map.

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