Nearly 2500 Emera Customers Still Without Power
Emera Maine crews continue to work on restoring power to thousands of customers that was knocked out by last night's thunderstorms, but report it's slow going.
Company officials reported at 7:00 Monday evening that service was interrupted to 4900 customers, after a string of severe thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the system. The storms' high winds broke poles and pulled down power lines, particularly in the East Millinocket-Millinocket-Medway region.
At 11:00 this morning, Emera sent out a release that said 2492 customers were still without power. Company officials say crews have worked through the night but the need to replace poles and lines is making it a slow process. Electricity is expected to be restored to all customers by 10:00 tonight.