The Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Maine Public Radio
Maine Public Classical
UPDATE: Winds Knock Out Power to Thousands in Maine
01/31/2013 01:57 PM ET  

Bangor Hydro Electric Co. has reported almost 13,000 customers without power, while Central Maine Power says it has more than 42,000 outages.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ High winds are causing power outages across Maine.

Utility companies said about 55,000 customers were without electricity by midday Thursday.

Bangor Hydro Electric Co. reported almost 13,000 customers without power. And Central Maine Power reported more than 42,000 outages. Lincoln and Kennebec counties are seeing the highest number of outages.

Tom Hawley of the National Weather Service says winds have gusted to 63 mph in Bath, 57 mph in Turner, 54 mph in Augusta and 49 mph in Portland. Offshore, he says it hit 74 mph at Matinicus Rock.


Become a Fan of the NEW MPBNNews Facebook page. Get news, updates and unique content to share and discuss:

Recommended by our audience on Facebook:
Copyright © 2016 Maine Public Broadcasting Network. All rights reserved.