MILO — Thousands of customers are without power in northern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties as utility crews investigate an outage.

An Emera Maine spokeswoman says crews are in the Milo area determining what caused the outage, which began at about 7 a.m. Thursday. The utility anticipated power will be restored by late morning on Thursday. The spokeswoman says crews will work to restore power “as quickly and safely as possible.”

According to Emera Maine’s power outage map, more than 3,300 customers were without power about 11 a.m. Thursday.

Emera Maine is asking residents who are using generators and alternate hearing sources during the power outage to follow safety guidelines.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: