Customers in the Bangor Hydro Electric Company service district are beginning to experience power outages as a result of the heavy winds. Winds are expected to remain high, 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 to 60 miles per hour through 8 PM tonight.

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Description of Event: High Winds and Wind Gusts
Estimated Number of Meters Affected: 1981  
Aroostook: 0
Hancock: 285
Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County: 0
Penobscot: 31
Washington: 1665
Restoration Details:

Bangor Hydro customers are experiencing power outages today related to strong winds and rain. The operations team has been watching the storm closely and placed additional crews on stand by to address power outages through the day and tonight. Most of the outages are concentrated in Penobscot and Washington Counties at this time. No Maine Public Service customers are currently experiencing power outages.

Customers are reminded to avoid coming in contact with fallen power lines or trees touching them. Generators and alternate heat sources should be used in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines.

Other Related Information: Bangor Hydro customers may report outages or ask questions by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-800-440-1111 and Maine Public Service Customers may call 877-655-4448.
Estimated Time of Service Restoration: Restoration times will vary depending on location. For detailed estimated restoration times, please visit and click on the live outage map. Outage times may be delayed should additional outages occur.
Estimated Time of Next Update: 4:00 p.m.