September 18, 2018
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High winds leave thousands without power on Christmas Day

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Updated:

BANGOR, Maine — Thousands of Mainers were without electrical service on Christmas morning after high winds caused outages, according to Emera Maine and Central Maine Power Co.

As of 11:30 a.m., more than 4,800 Emera Maine customers were without power, according to the utility’s live outage map.

Meanwhile, nearly 12,000 CMP customers were waiting for their service to be restored.

Both companies made significant progress over the afternoon in getting the lights back back on.

As of 7 p.m., Emera’s outage total stood at about 29 and CMP’s at about 397.

The Christmas Day outages came on the heels of widespread outages on Christmas Eve that left more than 17,000 Emera customers without power at its peak.

Those, however, were the results of a downed transmission line and a substation problem.


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