Despite the efforts of Central Maine Power Co. and the many entities working with them, 259 outages remain in Lincoln County, according to the 7:12 p.m. report from CMP. Full power restoration to these customers is not expected to be complete until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to CMP.
Bristol reported the highest number of remaining outages, with 108 CMP customers without power. Other outages remained in Bremen, Damariscotta, Dresden, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, and Waldoboro.
Following a significant wind storm that hit the area during the overnight hours of Sunday, October 30 through Monday, October 31, over 21,000 outages were reported in Lincoln County, according to CMP. Wind speeds estimated in the 50 to 60 mph range pummeled locations in Lincoln County during the storm, especially coastal areas and highlands, according to reports. Over 70 Lincoln County roads were closed due to storm damage, according to the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency, hampering repair crews trying to reach downed power lines.
Every town in Lincoln County sustained power outages, according to a CMP report following the storm.
The CMP storm recovery team, numbering more than 3300 personnel at the height of the recovery effort, worked around the clock to restore service to affected customers, according to CMP.