8:15 AM Update Saturday December 31st. Emera Maine continues to restore power to customers who have been without power thanks to Winter Storm Fortis. As of 8:15 AM Saturday morning, there were 1700 customers without power.

Emera Maine expects that the majority of the customers will be restored by 3 PM by Saturday with some customers in remote areas being restored by as late as 10 PM Saturday night.

9:30 PM Update - Emera Maine continues to make good progress in restoring power to customers without power. As of 9:30 PM 3021 customers were without power. If you are without power as of 10 PM, you should take all necessary precautions to be without power overnight. Linecrew will continue working overnight and into Saturday to restore all customer's power.

Many customers across Emera Maine's  service territory will be restored by 10:00 PM Friday, with the majority restored by 3:00 PM Saturday. Some customers in remote areas may be restored by as late as 10:00PM Saturday.

Details by region are as follows:

Washington County - Customers are estimated to be restored by 10:00 PM Friday EXCEPT for portions of Jonesport, Gouldsboro, Whiting, Eastport, Pleasant River Lake, Lead Mountain, and Beddington.

Lincoln Area – Customers are estimated to be restored by 10:00 PM Friday EXCEPT for portions of Milo, Bowerbank, Sebec, Enfield, and Howland.

Greater Bangor Area - Crews continue to make significant progress in Bangor, Brewer, East Corinth, Hampden, Costigan, Milford, Eddington, Clifton, and Bradley. Many of these customers will be restored by 10:00 PM Friday, though some will remain out into Saturday.

Hancock County – Customers across Hancock will continue to see steady progress into Friday evening and throughout Saturday.

You can check the current outage map and estimated restoration times by clicking HERE

 

4 PM Update - Significant progress has been made with the restoration efforts. As of 3:50 PM on Friday Afternoon, December 30th there were 7219 Emera Maine customers without power. Here are the estimated restoration times by County.

Many customers across Emera Maine's  service territory will be restored by 10:00 PM Friday, with the majority restored by 3:00 PM Saturday. Some customers in remote areas may be restored by as late as 10:00PM Saturday.

Details by region are as follows:

Washington County - Customers are estimated to be restored by 10:00 PM Friday EXCEPT for portions of Jonesport, Gouldsboro, Whiting, Eastport, Pleasant River Lake, Lead Mountain, and Beddington.

Lincoln Area – Customers are estimated to be restored by 10:00 PM Friday EXCEPT for portions of Milo, Bowerbank, Sebec, Enfield, and Howland.

Greater Bangor Area - Crews continue to make significant progress in Bangor, Brewer, East Corinth, Hampden, Costigan, Milford, Eddington, Clifton, and Bradley. Many of these customers will be restored by 10:00 PM Friday, though some will remain out into Saturday.

Hancock County – Customers across Hancock will continue to see steady progress into Friday evening and throughout Saturday.

You can check the current outage map and estimated restoration times by clicking HERE

10:55 AM Update - Emera Maine has made significant progress early Friday morning in restoring power to customers. There are now 15,405 customers without power. Crews have been redeployed to hardest hit areas. Some customers in rural areas may be without power until Saturday.

It's a rough morning for many Emera Maine customers and linecrew as there are slightly more than 22,000 customers without power because of the snow, ice and windy conditions as of 9:30 AM Friday December 30th.

You can check the current outage map and estimated restoration times by clicking HERE

According to an Emera Maine press release this morning

Penobscot and Hancock Counties have been hardest hit overnight with additional customers out in Washington county. The combination of wet snow, sleet, and strong, gusty winds has brought trees and tree limbs down onto electrical lines. Emera Maine's Storm Response Team has been preparing for the storm for several days and the company's full resources are being dedicated to restoring power safely and as quickly as possible. Customers can assist in the restoration by ensuring side roads and driveways are plowed and well sanded to allow our crews access to make repairs. We appreciate our customers' patience and cooperation.

Crews will work to restore power throughout the day Friday and into the weekend. Some customers in rural areas may be off until Saturday.