AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday night issued an emergency proclamation to allow utility crews to drive additional hours to repair lines and restore power to storm-affected households. 

“The wet, heavy snow and high winds have knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses,” LePage said in a prepared statement. “Our first concern is to get power back on for Mainers. Please stay safe and keep off the roads to allow utility crews to do their work. Make sure you have what you need to weather the storm, then check on neighbors who may need some extra help.”

The proclamation will be in effect from Nov. 26 to Dec. 4, according to the news release.

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