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Power Outage and Shelter Update 11 AM

Bangor Hydro Electric Crews and crews as far as away from New Jersey are working to restore power to the slightly more than 17,000 customers without power in the Bangor Hydro Electric Service territory.

While they are working hard, the frigid temperatures are not allowing any melting of the ice on the lines. Customers without power should be sure to take advantage of the warming shelters that are open throughout the region.

A full list of shelters that are open may be found HERE. As of 11 AM there were 24 shelters open throughout the state.

To view the latest power outage map, click HERE

Here’s the 11 AM update

Description of Event: Icing
Estimated Number of Meters Affected: 17266  
Aroostook: 0
Hancock: 8067
Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County: 687
Penobscot: 6070
Washington: 2442
Restoration Details: Crews and support staff from Bangor Hydro, Maine Public Service and external crews from as far away as New Jersey are spending the Christmas holiday working to restore power after a multi-day ice storm left thousands without power. Crews have reported broken poles, fallen lines and ice-coated tree limbs falling down across Hancock, Washington and Penobscot Counties. With today’s frigid temperatures, the ice is not expected to melt any time soon.Warming centers and shelters are open in the affected counties to provide some relief from the cold. A list is provided at http://www.maine.gov/mema/mema_masscare.shtmlThose using generators and alternate heat sources should be sure to use them according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Please remember to avoid touching fallen power lines and trees touching them.
Other Related Information: Customers may report outages at bangorhydro.com or the mobile site at bhe.com/m or by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-800-440-1111.
Estimated Time of Service Restoration: End of day Friday.
Estimated Time of Next Update: 4:00 p.m.

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