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Thousands still without power as storm tapers off Sunday

Heavy rain and snow during Saturday’s nor’easter is causing power outages across Maine.
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Published: Dec. 5, 2020 at 8:09 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Heavy rain and snow during Saturday’s nor’easter is causing power outages across Maine.

The winter storm warning remains in effect through early afternoon Sunday for northern sections of the state.

According to Central Maine Power, 156,610 of their customers are without power as of Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

“Current weather forecasts suggest that most Mainers will see a combination of heavy, wet snow and wind,” said Kerri Therriault, Director of Electric Operations for CMP. “This weather combination can lead to broken tree limbs falling on power lines and may ultimately result in outages. Our crews are well positioned across our service area and ready to respond throughout the weekend.”

As of 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Versant Power has 15,224 customers in the dark.

”We’ll be out there working, day and night to restore service if we do see interruptions and we’re hopeful that as we plan for the worst, that we see the best, but Maine weather can be unpredictable. We’re used to it and we’re pretty accustomed to doing this type of storm response, but we just ask that our customers prepare with us and to be cautious particularly if you need to travel,” said Judy Long, Communications Manager for Versant Power.

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