DRESDEN, Maine — Eight days after a windstorm left nearly half a million people in the dark, more than 600 customers of Central Maine power remained without power Wednesday morning, including 261 in Piscataquis County and 136 in Cumberland County.

More than 100 Androscoggin County customers were out at 10 a.m. Wednesday, as well as 99 in Lincoln County, with most of them in the town of Bristol, according to CMP.

The Lincoln County News reported Tuesday night that power is expected to return to Lincoln County by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

More than 21,000 outages were reported in Lincoln County, according to CMP. Wind speeds estimated in the 50 to 60 mph range pummeled locations in Lincoln County during the storm, especially coastal areas and highlands, according to reports. Over 70 Lincoln County roads were closed due to storm damage, according to the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency, hampering repair crews trying to reach downed power lines.

The Lincoln County News contributed to this report.

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