More than 1,500 Emera Maine customers lost power Wednesday, mostly in Aroostook County, and some of those outages were due to strong gusty winds, the utility said.

"Emera Maine crews are busily responding a widespread and scattered power outages across our service territory today, mostly due to strong winds bringing tree limbs and trees down onto power lines," the company said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

"More than 1,300 of those currently out are in Caribou, New Sweden, Perham, Stockholm, Westmanland and Woodland; the cause of that outage is currently unknown but crews are patrolling the lines looking for damage and will make any necessary repairs safely and as quickly as possible to get all customers restored," the company said in the same release.

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