Power Outages October 30 [UPDATE]
High winds are buffeting Maine, and as a result, there are power outages in Downeast Maine and the Greater Bangor area. Wind gusts are expected to gust up to 70 miles per hour this morning, Monday October 30th, and up to 55 miles per hour this afternoon.
Updated 12:47 PM. There are still 87,956 Emera Maine customers without electricity. The Mount Desert Island Police Department posted "At this time the power is out in parts of Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor, Somesville and Hall Quarry. The Indian Point Road is closed from the Town Hill End all the way through to Bartlett's Landing Road. Oak Hill Road is closed on the Bar Harbor End, and Jordan Pond Road is closed. Emera has been called as all of these closures are due to trees down with electrical wires." "We know we are looking at days," said Mike Herrin, Chief Operating Officer for Emera Maine. "Once the second wind peak hits this afternoon, and we are able to fully assess damage, we will better know what we are looking at for a restoration time."
Updated 12 Noon Good news Bad News! Bad News - As of 12 Noon there are 87,956 Emera Maine Customers without electricity. Good News - The Ellsworth Police Department reports that Route 3 in Trenton is now open and Emera Maine's linecrews are out assessing the damage..
Updated 11 AM. There are 75,031 Emera Maine customers without electricity. At 10AM the Ellsworth Police Department was reporting there were currently 218 roads/streets with reported power outages in Ellsworth.
Update 9:10 AM There are now 36,779 Emera Maine customers without electricity.
Update 8:04 AM There are now 28,881 Emera Maine customers without electricity
As of 6:45 AM there were a little over 5000 Emera Maine customers without power. You can view the live outage and restoration map here.
Emera Maine is saying that they will have crews out to assess the damage and begin restoration once the high winds subside and it's safe to do so. Stay tuned to the website as we will update the outages and estimated restoration times throughout the day.
Remember to stay away from any downed power lines.
The good news? The weather for Halloween looks good for all the trick or treaters!