ORONO, Maine — Power seems to have been restored to more than 4,700 households in the Orono area that were affected after a car crash interrupted service Tuesday morning, according to Versant Power.
There were no active outages in the region as of 11 a.m., the company’s live outage map showed.
This is the third time in less than a week that a power outage has occurred in the area. On Monday, more than 5,000 households were without power after a car hit a utility pole in Bradley.
Four days prior, on Aug. 13, a piece of road machinery hit utility equipment, causing a power outage in Orono that affected more than 4,300 households — primarily surrounding the University of Maine.
The company reminded people to never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed line and urged drivers to slow down or move over and change lanes if approaching utility crews working on roadways.