As of 10:14 p.m. on Saturday, power has been restored to all but one Lincoln County household, according to Central Maine Power Co. Restoration crews continued to work through the night time hours of New Year’s Eve, even as they faced deteriorating weather conditions including snow, sleet, and rain. Power has been restored to 7593 Lincoln County homes since the height of a late week storm that pummeled the area from Thursday night into Friday morning.
Over 7300 Lincoln County households affected by power outages caused by a late week storm have had their electricity restored, according to the report from Central Maine Power Co. at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday. In the most recent statement from CMP, Doug Herling, vice president for Electric Operation stated: “We expect to restore service to the majority of the remaining outages by late tonight.”
(Updated at !2:51 a.m. Saturday) While hardworking crews from Central Maine Power have been able to restore electricity to over 6600 Lincoln County households, another 900 may have to spend Friday night in the dark, according to CMP. By 12:24 a.m. on Saturday power had been restored to 6643 Lincoln County households, with 951 remaining without power, according to CMP. The number of power restorations continued to climb during the night time hours.
(Updated at 1:10 p.m. Friday) A total of 4312 Lincoln County households await power restoration, as crews from Central Maine Power Co. continue efforts to repair wires and poles damaged by wind, rain and snowfall that pummeled Lincoln County during the overnight hours into early Friday morning. So far, power has been restored at 3282 Lincoln County residences, following the highest period of outages, with 7594 reported at 6:44 a.m. on Friday.
After 24 hours of back and forth forecasts, beginning with a winter storm watch that was later withdrawn, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday warning of a snow-rain mix that could mean difficult driving conditions for the Lincoln County area during the Friday morning commute.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Lincoln County and surrounding areas in regard to unsettled weather expected to arrive with a cold front during the afternoon and evening hours of Monday. Strong winds and isolated areas of torrential rainfall may accompany any thunderstorms that develop, according to the NWS.