More than 1,900 lose power in Rumford and Mexico

Terry Karkos/Sun Journal

Rumford firefighters rush down an empty Congress Street late Saturday afternoon to the Muskie Building after electricity suddenly went out, trapping two people in an elevator. Lt. Keith Bickford said firefighters had to lower the elevator to the first floor to free the pair, who were not hurt. After power was restored about 90 minutes later, a Central Maine Power spokesman said an insulator failed in Mexico, causing a cross-arm to burn, which tripped a breaker at the power station. He said 1,910 customers in parts of Rumford and Mexico lost power.

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Jaclyn Wilt's picture

too many times

We have lost power in Mexico 6 or 7 times in the past few weeks! Whats up with that?

Steve Santos's picture


i have had some damage to my equipment due to the power going off my projector has burned a light out that light cost a little over $500.00 when the power goes off the fan that keeps the light cool turns off letting the heat build up it then burns out what do i do i just don't have the money right now to replace the bulb

JASON JOLIN's picture

too many times

it seems this has been happening every week almost like clock work. Sounds like they need some new equipment over there


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