Some roads impassable this morning, many lose electricity

Firefighters across coastal Maine busy as storm downs trees, wires

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 5:45am

Firefighters have been on multiple calls the morning of Oct. 17 as a storm intensifies across the coast of Maine. Downed trees and wires are making some roads impassable, while Lincolnville, Camden, Hope and Northport firefighters are fighting a structure fire near the Camden-Lincolnville town line.

Power outages are widespread (see below)

High winds are expected to persist through 11 a.m., with an east wind of 30 mph and gusts reaching 50 mph.

Rain is to be heavy, as well.

 
From the National Weather Service, 4 a.m.: “Powerful coastal storm is lashing the region this morning with strong winds and heavy rain. The storm will peak in intensity this morning and then gradually weaken and drift east. Lingering showers are most likely in the mountains, with gusty westerly winds developing across southern New Hampshire during the afternoon. As the storm slowly moves away Friday high pressure will move in to replace it and bring fair weather through the weekend.”
 

Central Maine Power is reporting the following outages.

Knox County
APPLETON 504
CAMDEN 50
CUSHING 82
FRIENDSHIP 21
HOPE 54
OWLS HEAD 3
ROCKLAND 28
ROCKPORT 17
SOUTH THOMASTON 6
ST GEORGE 244
THOMASTON 18
UNION 399
WARREN 371
WASHINGTON 286

Waldo County
BELFAST 76
BROOKS 57
BURNHAM 32
FRANKFORT 6
ISLESBORO 6
JACKSON 5
KNOX1
LIBERTY 47
LINCOLNVILLE 94
MONROE 3
MONTVILLE 20
NORTHPORT 60
PALERMO 73
PROSPECT 1
SEARSMONT 39
SEARSPORT 2
STOCKTON SPRINGS 1
SWANVILLE 59
THORNDIKE 1
TROY 74
UNITY 49
WALDO 73