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Here are the number of power outages that have been reported to Central Maine Power.
Much of the outages were in Somerset County, with 1,009 customers in the dark at one point.
he power is still out at Franklin Towers in Portland following Friday night's storm.
An unusual power outage on Saturday afternoon resulted in many downtown businesses closing early as searing temperatures neared triple digits.
Maine Public Utilities Commission approves new performance standards for electric companies - Portland Press Herald
The action is meant to increase accountability for customer service at Central Maine Power and Versant Power.
Forecasters with NWS now say more than 18 inches of light powdery snow on could hit the region Saturday along the coast.
Central Maine Power crews have restored power to the thousands of people who lost electricity during Monday's storm.
More than 7,300 customers in York County, Maine, were without power Wednesday morning, according to the CMP outage tracker.
More than 20,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity in Maine and New Hampshire on Wednesday morning following a massive windstorm.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.