More than 5,000 Versant Power customers near Old Town were without power Friday morning. Credit: Nina Mahaleris / BDN

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After more than 5,300 people were left without power Friday morning in Old Town, Milford, Orono, Bradley and Indian Island, Versant Power was able to return electricity through mobile substations, the company said. 

While only a temporary fix, Versant hopes to have the problem fully resolved by 4:00 p.m., according to Amanda Cummings, a spokesperson for the utility.

The outage has left 5,379 customers, centered around Old Town, without power, according to Versant Power’s outage map. On social media, residents shared they woke up to dimmed lights and no power for bigger appliances until eventually all power was lost.

In Old Town alone 2,981 customers are without power — 72 percent of Versant’s customers in the city. In Milford, that percentage is even higher — 95.91 percent of Versant’s customers are without power in the town.

The outage was caused by a blown fuse on an insulator and crews are working to repair it, Cummings said.

Sawyer Loftus

Sawyer Loftus is a reporter covering Old Town, Orono and the surrounding areas. A recent graduate of the University of Vermont, Sawyer grew up in Vermont where he's worked for Vermont Public Radio, The...