World news – US – Versant and CMP dealt more than 24,000 outages due to high winds


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More than 24,000 Maineites woke up without electricity this morning, as strong winds uprooted trees and branches overnight.

Fersant was reporting 4,565 customers without electricity, as of 3:30 a.m. Monday. The majority of these outages were in Penobscot County, but there were also a large number of customers in Arostock, Hancock, Washington, and Piscates counties without electricity..

Central Maine Power reported 20,224 customers without electricity, as of 6:24 a.m.. M. The counties of Cumberland and Lincoln were the hardest hit. The provinces of Kennebec, Knox, Sagadahawk, Waldo and York also suffered major disruptions.

The crew will work all day, and restore electricity as quickly as possible. However, falling lines will slow progression somewhat, as tree crews may have to remove twigs from the lines before they can be repaired..

Power outages can be reported to Versant at 207-973-2000 or via their website, and to CMP at 800-696-1000 or via their website.

Customers are reminded not to touch falling lines, even if the power is off. The removal of the tree and branches should be left to the professionals. You never know when power can be restored, and you never want to touch a power line, or a tree that touches a power line, when you turn it back on.

People using generators, during a power outage, are reminded to operate them to factory specifications, to avoid hitting line crews. Generators should be kept in an open area, not near any open doors or windows, to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving this morning, as strong winds have left tree branches and debris on the roads.. .

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World News – US – Versant and CMP dealt with more than 24,000 outages due to high winds
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