Watch For Power Lines and Debris On The Morning Commute
The storm overnight has taken down power lines and deposited debris in the roadway, so drivers are urged to use caution on their morning commute.
It was a wild night, with heavy rain and some high winds. While it wasn't nearly as bad as the pre-Halloween wind storm, the weather packed enough of a punch to take down some tree branches and power lines. We received reports this morning of a power line that was down on Route 9 in Brewer, near the intersection of Gettysburg, that startled some drivers who came across it before the crews could get to it.
Emera Maine reported just before 4:00 this morning that 1,666 customers were without power. The majority of those outages were in Hancock County, but Penobscot County has significant losses too.
Drivers are cautioned to be alert this morning. Watch for anything from downed power lines to branches to trash cans in the road, and the possibility of standing water. And remember, no downed power line is safe to touch, ever. Call the utility company and let the experts take care of it.