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Power&Shelter Update 12/26 5:15 AM

Bangor Hydro Electric Company, along with many crews from out of state are making efforts to restore power to the little over 11,000 customers that are still without power after the ice storm. The majority of the outages at this point are in Hancock and Washington County.

Please if you’ve been sheltering in place without a heat source, consider going to a shelter. The list of shelters open throughout the state may be found HERE. As of 7 PM on Christmas night there were 26 shelters open throughout the state, including the following in Hancock County.

Hancock Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Fire Station
Warming Center
37 Firefly Lane OPEN Warming Center will remain open indefinitely
Hancock Blue Hill Blue Hill Town Office Warming Center
Warming Center
18 Union Street OPEN Blue Hill Town Office Warming Center
Hancock Brooklin Warming Center – Brooklin Fire Department
Warming Center
25 Bay Road OPEN Warming Center – Currently Open
Hancock Brooksville Brooksville Fire Department Warming Center
Warming Center
2199 Coastal Road OPEN Warming Center – Brooksville Fire Department – Currently Open
Hancock Bucksport Miles Lane School Warming Shelter
Warming Center
100 Miles Lane OPEN Warming Shelter – Miles Lane School – Currently Open
Hancock Ellsworth Ellsworth Middle School
Emergency Shelter
20 Forrest Avenue OPEN
Hancock Hancock Hancock Congregational Church
Warming Center
US Highway Route 1 OPEN Hancock Congregational Church Warming Center: Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
Hancock Orland Orland Fire Department Warming Center
Warming Center
91 School House Road OPEN Orland Fire Department – Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
Hancock Sullivan Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center
Warming Center
US Highway Route 1 OPEN Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center Warming Center: Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD

For the latest live power outage map, click HERE

Description of Event: Icing
Estimated Number of Meters Affected: 11717  
Aroostook: 0
Hancock: 7692
Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County: 0
Penobscot: 3496
Washington: 529
Restoration Details: Restoration efforts continued through the night Christmas night and steady progress was made with the help of additional crews from several external utilities. Very cold temperatures yesterday prevented the ice from melting and added to the challenges the crews were facing. Today, snow is forecast and could cause challenges with travel and additional weight on power lines and tree limbs.Again, the public is reminded that fallen power lines aren’t safe to come in contact with or even drive over. Please also avoid using generators inside or too close to your home. Be sure they are outside an adaquate distance from your home.
Other Related Information: Customers may report outages or ask questions by calling our Customer Service Centers at 1-800-440-1111 (Bangor Hydro) and 877-655-4448 (Maine Public Service.)
Estimated Time of Service Restoration: Friday at the end of the day. Additional outages may push restoration times into the weekend.
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