power outages

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

An April storm packing heavy snow and gusy winds has knocked out power to more than 250,000 homes and businesses in Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine utilities say thousands of customers are without power in the wake of high winds and rain that hit the state hard overnight.
More than 3,000 Central Maine Power customers were without power at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. Some 1,400 of those were in York County in southern Maine.
Emera Maine reports about 1,600 customers were without power on Wednesday morning. Hancock County was the hardest hit part of the utility's coverage area.

PORTLAND, Maine - More than 2,000 customers in Maine and 5,000 customers in New Hampshire are without power as the states deal with high winds.
A wind advisory is in effect on Thursday for York and Cumberland counties in southern Maine. The National Weather Service in Gray says gusts of more than 50 mph have been felt around southern Maine and in New Hampshire.
Parts of New Hampshire are also under a wind advisory. The weather service says the two states have had reports of downed trees on roads and in utility wires.

Coutts Brothers Inc., a contractor for Central Maine Power, uses a drone to spot a tree leaning on a transmission line in Skowhegan.
Coutts Brothers, Inc.

A spokeswoman for Central Maine Power says it could take several days for power to be restored to some customers following a Nor’easter that knocked out electricity for more than 100,000 Mainers statewide.

PORTLAND, Maine - More than 29,000 Maine homes and businesses remain without power several days after a storm dropped more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state.

Central Maine Power Co. was reporting about 14,000 outages Wednesday morning, nearly 7,000 of which were in Knox County.

Emera Maine was reporting more than 15,000 outages Wednesday, most in Hancock and Penobscot counties. Emera says some Hancock County customers may not get their electricity back until late Friday.