May 07, 2020
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More than 700 still without power after 2 storms

Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Emera Maine crews work on Easter Sunday to restore power. This crew was on Upper Dedham Road in Holden Sunday afternoon.

More than 700 Mainers were still without power early Wednesday evening, days after back-to-back storms caused widespread outages.

As of 6:35 p.m., Emera Maine reported that 588 customers in its service area were without power, with the heaviest outages remaining in Hancock and Penobscot counties.

“Some heavy damage from last week’s storm continues to be addressed, including that affecting several hundred customers in the area of Bradford, Dexter and Garland, as well as scattered outages throughout eastern Maine communities,” Emera Maine spokesperson Judy Long said Wednesday morning.

Long said later on Wednesday that Emera Maine had restored power to more than 2,000 customers during the course of the morning and that the utility expected to restore power to most people by the end of the day.

Central Maine Power reported that 126 of its customers remained without power Wednesday evening, the bulk of them in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.

The outages from Monday’s storm come on the heels of a spring nor’easter that slammed the state Thursday night into Friday morning that caused widespread outages that at their peak left nearly 250,000 Mainers without power.

Monday’s storm brought high winds throughout the state that gusted up to nearly 60 mph in places and heavy rain with some towns seeing more than 2 inches.


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