Crews from Versant Power are nearing completion of a pretty big project in the Hammond Street area of Bangor, and will be switching over to their new improved transmission system this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.

Maybe you've seen them hard at work, the people and trucks from Versant Power, replacing aged equipment on Hammond Street and the side streets attached to it.   The crews have been busily at work lately replacing almost 100 utility poles and the electrical wire that's strung from pole to pole.  They've also installed additional protection equipment to limit the number of private homes and businesses in that are should a power outage occur.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 28th, at 3 in the morning, Versant Power will begin the "cutover process" of switching to the new and improved system.  Customers may experience further power interruptions between 3 and 5 that these areas:  303-554 Hammond St., 17-59 Vernon St., 56 Savage St., 19-21 Wing St., 75 and 80 West Broadway, 91 and 101 Hayford St., and 214-242 Cedar St.

The same process will take place also between 3 and 5 the next morning as well, Wednesday, July 29th, and will effect the following areas:  Webster Avenue North, Elizabeth Avenue, 542 Hammond St., 69-70 and 76 Savage St., 8-145 Webster Ave., 12 and 15 Wing St., 9-32 East St., 8-37 North St., 12-64 West St., 5-44 Munroe St., and 117-118 and 120 Royal St.

People traveling in the area early those mornings should be aware of workers and equipment. Please pay attention.

Monitor any power outages with the company's Outage Map, or by viewing a list of towns experiencing a current power out.  Versant Power customers can report outages by using their Online Outage Report Form or by calling them at (207) 973-2000 or 1-855-363-7211 (1-855-363-7211).  They can also give you an estimated time of power restoration, but you must have your account number readily available to insert into the website.

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