Here is the latest power outage update

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Description of Event:Outages due to strong winds and heavy rain

Estimated Number of Meters Affected:17819  

Hancock:10247

Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County

692

Penobscot :5387

Washington:

1493

Restoration Details:

Strong winds have ripped through Bangor Hydro service territory this afternoon and evening, toppling tree limbs and bringing down power lines. Crews have been struggling to make progress since the winds began to increase late this afternoon. Coastal areas were expected to see the most significant wind gusts, but all areas of Bangor Hydro service territory are being affected by the storm. 

Those using alternate heat and power sources are reminded to follow the manufacturer's guidelines to ensure their safety and the safety of our crews. Customers should avoid touching fallen power lines and trees touching them and report these dangerous situations to Bangor Hydro.

Other Related Information:

Customers may report outages by calling 1-800-440-1111. Customers may also report outages at bangorhydro.com or on our mobile site at bhe.com/m. A live outage map is available for detailed outage information and customers can also receive updates by following us on Twitter at Twitter.com/bangorhydro.

Estimated Time of Service Restoration:

There are expected to be customers without power in all counties served by Bangor Hydro overnight tonight.

Estimated Time of Next Bangor Hydro Update:

4:00 a.m.