Here's the latest power outage update from Bangor Hydro Electric Company

Description of Event: Thunderstorms/Lightning
Estimated Number of Meters Affected: 9480  
Aroostook: 0
Hancock: 0
Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County: 1865
Penobscot: 7615
Washington: 0
Restoration Details:

Bangor Hydro crews worked through the night to restore power to customers after thunderstorms tore through, bringing down power lines and tree limbs across Penobscot County last night. The damage was widespread, leaving thousands without power over night. Additional crews had been placed on standby for the weekend in anticipation of the storm, and were deployed last night. More will be deployed this morning in an effort to restore power as quickly and safely as possible today.

Areas with the largest numbers of outages remaining include Old Town, Hudson, Milford, Eddington, Glenburn and Bangor.

Customers are reminded to avoid attempting to remove fallen power lines and trees near or touching them.

Other Related Information: Customers may report outages or ask questions by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-800-440-1111. The most up-to-date information is also available at or on our mobile site at
Estimated Time of Service Restoration: Most customers are expected to have power restored by tonight, but some in remote areas may take longer.
Estimated Time of Next Update: 7 a.m.