More than 3,300 Central Maine Power customers in Kennebec County lost electricity Saturday afternoon after a raccoon apparently entered the Monmouth substation site and caused equipment damage, a CMP spokeswoman said.

Catharine Hartnett said that by 2:20 p.m., all customers in the Augusta area had power restored after a mobile substation was installed at the Monmouth site.

The company reported on Twitter earlier in the day that the outages happened because of “animal damage” at the Monmouth substation.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. 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: