The Latest On Power Outages [UPDATED]
Power companies are gaining ground in their effort to get the juice back on to everyone.
Many Mainers have been without power since Sunday. Families are using generators, wood stoves and other means to keep their households afloat. Some homes are dark and cold.
Emera Maine can keep you informed on power outages in the area and with estimations as to when you’ll get your power back. GO HERE.
You can report a power outage to Emera Maine by calling 1-855-EMERA-11 (1-855-363-7211) or locally at 973-2000.. Report your power outages online HERE, and here’s a map of all the current outages in Bangor Hydro territory.
The following is the latest "Current Outage Report" from Emera Maine.
|Date:||Nov 05, 2014|
|Description of Event:||Outages due to strong winds and wet, heavy snow|
|Estimated Number of Meters Affected:||12795|
|Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County:||553|
Emera Maine crews continue to make progress with power restoration, but it has been slow today due to extensive damage. Power has been restored to more than 45,000 customers so far and there are more than 300 workers in the field working on restoring service. Hancock County has seen the most severe damage, including dozens of broken poles.Although crews will work around the clock to get power restored to customers as quickly and safely as possible, it is expected to be Friday before power is restored in all areas. Our estimated restoration times are based on the best information we have at the time, and we continuously update them as we get more information from customers and from our field crews.
Customers are encouraged to call the Customer Service Center to report urgent or emergency situations or if they are unsure if their outage has been reported. The live outage map at www.emeramaine.com shows areas where outages have been reported and are being addressed.
Anyone using alternate heat or power sources is reminded to follow the manufacturer's guidelines. Improperly installed generators could back feed into the electrical system causing injury or even death.
|Other Related Information:||Emera Maine encourages customers to stay clear of downed power lines and trees in contact with power lines. Customers may report outages or ask questions by calling our Customer Service Center at (207) 973-2020 or 1-855-EMERA11 (1-855-363-7211). You may also follow us on Twitter at @emerame|
|Estimated Time of Service Restoration:||Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County: end of day today
Penobscot County: end of day Thursday
Hancock County: end of day Friday
|Estimated Time of Next Update:||9:00 p.m.|
The following is the latest update from Central Maine Power Company.
Sunday's devastating storm resulted in power outages for 84,000 of our customers.
We are working around the clock to restore power to everyone.
Thank you for your patience.
The following is a list (by CMP Service Area) of the latest Estimated
Restoration Times for the majority of customers in that area.
Last updated Nov. 5, 2014 9:15 a.m.
Service Centers and Estimated Times of Restoration:
Brunswick (27 Towns) Wednesday, November 5, 8:00 p.m.
Dover (25 Towns) Wednesday, November 5, 8:00 p.m.
Rockland (47 Towns) Wednesday, November 5, midnight
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