Midcoast still without power in large numbers; St. George takes hardest hit

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 10:15am

MIDCOAST — A storm that packed strong winds, first blowing out of the south and southwest and then around from the north, down many trees, closing roads and cutting electricity to thousands of Central Maine Power customers. The outages persist through the weekend, with 3,094 without power in Knox County and 2,537 in Waldo County, as of late morning, Saturday.

Other CMP-served counties having even rougher times with power outages are Lincoln, with more than 6,000; Somerset, Franklin and Cumberland, with more than 4,000 customers each without elecricity.

Lincolnville, Northport and St. George are the areas where the most customers remain without power.

CMP has circulated no restoration notices as of Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, Emera, the other power company in Maine, is dealing with a similar bleak number of outages Down East and in northern Maine.

In Knox County, those 3,094, as of 10:10 a.m., Nov. 2, without power are as follows:

 

APPLETON  81

CAMDEN   627

CUSHING    101

FRIENDSHIP  44

HOPE. 91

OWLS HEAD  4

ROCKLAND  4

ROCKPORT   20

SOUTH THOMASTON   51

ST GEORGE.   1,677

THOMASTON   6

UNIOn  43

WARREN   51

WASHINGTON   294

Total  3,094

 

In Waldo County, the following towns are without power:

Total Customers by
Municipality/Township
Customers Without Power
BELFAST 4,851 10
BELMONT 519 33
BROOKS 627 7
BURNHAM 753 33
FRANKFORT 774 55
FREEDOM 387 68
ISLESBORO 1,140 16
JACKSON 295 66
KNOX 437 51
LIBERTY 825 100
LINCOLNVILLE 1,786 415
MONROE 562 229
MONTVILLE 609 375
MORRILL 470 43
NORTHPORT 1,335 449
PALERMO 1,011 47
PROSPECT 386 21
SEARSMONT 873 200
SEARSPORT 1,814 27
STOCKTON SPRINGS 1,149 3
SWANVILLE 936 5
THORNDIKE 415 24
TROY 531 30
UNITY 1,124 77
WALDO 418 9
WINTERPORT 1,539 144
Total 25,566 2,537