Bangor Hydro Electric Company has made good progress in restoring power to customers, and have reduced the outages from a little over 30,000 to 22,000 as of 4 PM this afternoon.

Customers should make plans to stay elsewhere if they are without power as many will be out until Friday. Community shelters have been set up in many areas. See below for the shelters that are open. It is going to be bitterly cold tonight, and sheltering in place without heat is not a good option!

Here are the shelters that are open as of 4 PM

For a full list of shelters that are open, click HERE

Hancock County

Hancock Blue Hill Blue Hill Town Office Warming Center
Warming Center
18 Union Street OPEN Blue Hill Town Office Warming Center
Hancock Brooklin Warming Center – Brooklin Fire Department
Warming Center
25 Bay Road OPEN Warming Center – Currently Open
Hancock Brooksville Brooksville Fire Department Warming Center
Warming Center
2199 Coastal Road OPEN Warming Center – Brooksville Fire Department – Currently Open
Hancock Bucksport Miles Lane School Warming Shelter 100 Miles Lane OPEN Warming Shelter – Miles Lane School – Currently Open
Hancock Ellsworth Ellsworth City Hall – Warming Center
Warming Center
1 City Hall Plaza OPEN Warming Center – Ellsworth City Hall – Currently Open
Hancock Hancock Hancock Congregational Church
Warming Center
US Highway Route 1 OPEN Hancock Congregation

Penobscot County

Penobscot Brewer Brewer Auditorium
Emergency Shelter
318 Wilson Street OPEN
Penobscot Newburg Newburg Community Shelter
Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter
2220 Western Avenue OPEN Community Shelter – Currently open and will stay open as long as needed. Cots and food are available. Bring your own blankets, personal items and medications. Pet Friendly: Bring pet food and cages (if available). POC: 478-7498.

Waldo County

Waldo Belfast Troy Howard Middle School
Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter
173 Lincolnville Avenue OPEN 722-3015 (Fire Dept)
Waldo Brooks Varney Community Center
Warming Center
24 Veterans Highway OPEN
Waldo Monroe Monroe Town Office
Warming Center
8 Swan Lake Avenue OPEN Monroe Town Office – Open until 5 PM
Waldo Morrill Morrill Fire Station
Warming Center
52 Weymouth Road OPEN 342-4197 (Fire Dept) Opening Time: 10:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
Waldo Searsport Searsport Fire Station (Town and North)
Warming Center
3 Union Street OPEN 548-2302 (Fire Dept) Opening: 10:00 AM; Closing Time: TB

Washington County

Washington Calais Washington County Community College
Emergency Shelter

For the live outage map from Bangor Hydro Electric, click HERE

Here is the 4 PM Outage Update

Description of Event: Icing
Estimated Number of Meters Affected: 22022  
Aroostook: 0
Hancock: 11020
Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County: 13
Penobscot: 5723
Washington: 5266
Restoration Details:

Nearly 400 employees and outside resources are working to restore power to Bangor Hydro customers today. Progress has been slow due to the amount of damage to the system and heavy ice weighing down on power lines and tree limbs. Customers should make plans to stay elsewhere if they are without power as many will be out until Friday. Community shelters have been set up in many areas. A full list is available at Crews will continue to work day and night to restore power.

Regular project work has been delayed so that all available crews may address the outage situation. Routine maintenance will be delayed as well.

The public is reminded that power lines are not safe to touch or drive over. Please contact us to handle these dangerous situations.

Other Related Information: Customers may report outages or ask questions by calling our Customer Service Centers at 1-800-440-1111 (Bangor Hydro) and 877-655-4448 (Maine Public Service).
Estimated Time of Service Restoration: It will be at least until the end of the day Friday before all power is restored.
Estimated Time of Next Update: