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Thousands lose power Monday as high winds from strong storm lash Maine

Thousands of Mainers without power.
Thousands of Mainers without power.(Gray tv)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 11:06 AM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) — Thousands of Mainers were without power Monday as a strong storm hit the state with high winds, especially along the coast.

Central Maine Power started reporting more than 10,000 outages as of 10 a.m. Monday.

As of 11:45 Monday night, CMP is reporting 21 people without power.

Versant Power as of 11:45 p.m., Monday, had 237 customers affected by outages.

We spoke with Marissa Minor, a representative from Versant Power Monday about their busy day.

She told us - the holiday hasn’t affected their workers. They had their full complement of crews and have planned for days for all this storm has brought.

She also added that the high wind speeds have led to a few downed wires and tree limbs that have caused outages.

In terms of when you’ll be getting your power back - Marissa said it shouldn’t be any later than Tuesday.

”This is one of the worst storms that we’ve experienced so far this year. It’s been pretty mild so far this winter, this is our first big storm. We expect to get everyone restored throughout the night or tomorrow depending on the severity of the outages,” said Marissa Minor.

Find updated outage maps for CMP here and Versant Power here.

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