Lincoln County residents still suffering from power outages caused by a wind storm on Thursday should have their power restored by the end of the day on Friday, according to Central Maine Power (CMP) spokesman John Carroll.
At 11:30 a.m. on Friday there were 1805 Lincoln County households remaining with power outages, according to CMP; down from 7605 at mid-day on Thursday.
Over 103,000 homes and businesses in the CMP service area were affected at the height of the storm on Thursday. Service has been restored to nearly 95,000 of those customers since yesterday, according to CMP.
“We have brought extra contract crews into the areas where we have the most remaining outages, and we’ll continue to move more crews into those areas until we have everyone back, which should be late this afternoon,” said Carroll. “Weather permitting, we will also send up a helicopter to inspect sections of our transmission system to ensure we spot any damage that wasn’t visible overnight.”
Most of the remaining Lincoln County outages are in Nobleboro, according to CMP.
The Lincoln County News will continue to follow the progress of this event and post any additional information here as soon as it is received. For a full report with photos, please check The Lincoln County News print and E-Editions on Thurs., Feb. 7.