Cold temperatures and snow in the area today add to the challenge as power is slowly being restored by crews from Maine and beyond.  Cold temperatures are preventing the ice from melting and the light snow just adds to the weight on the lines.

Remember that downed power lines are never safe to touch or drive over, and to keep that generator operating outdoors in the fresh air.

Both companies ask that customers refrain from taking the restoration crews time as they are trying to restore your power.  Let them do their job and refrain from talking to them.

At 11:35am today, 12/26, Bangor Hydro's latest report shows 6,870 Hancock County customers without power, 3,981 in Penobscot County, and 701 in Washington County.  Estimated restoration times have been adjusted due to the extensive damage that crews are finding in the area.  They now are:  The end of the day Saturday for Washington County, the end of the day Sunday for Bangor and Penobscot County and the end of the day Wednesday for Hancock County.

Central Maine Power shows that 1,773 customers are still without power in Hancock County, 9,921 in Kennebec, 2,147 in Lincoln and 5, 647 in Waldo County.

Bangor Hydro Electric can keep you informed on power outages in the area and estimations as to when you’ll get your power back.  GO HERE.

You can report a power outage to Bangor Hydro by calling 973-2020 or In-state toll free at (800) 440-1111.  Report your power outages online HERE, and here’s a map of all the current outages in Bangor Hydro territory.

Central Maine Power customers can see the current power outages by going HERE.  To report a power outage to Central Maine Power go HERE, or call 1-800-696-1000.