About 4,500 CMP, Emera customers without power


Central Maine Power and Emera Maine are reporting several thousand customers without power Wednesday after high winds swept across Maine overnight.

Just over 3,100 CMP customers scattered across the company’s coverage area were without power at 8:15 a.m. The highest concentration is in York County, where about 1,400 customers in Hollis, Limington and Waterboro are offline. The company estimates power will be restored to most customers by early afternoon.

Emera reports the high winds and wind gusts knocked out power to about 1,600 customers as of 8:30 a.m. Hancock County was hardest hit, but scattered outages were also reported from Atkinson and Garland to Mount Desert Island and Blue Hill peninsula, according to company officials. The company estimates most power should be restored this morning.