Emera Maine – Power Outage Alert
As heavy winds start to subside Monday, Emera Maine crews are focused on supporting emergency service crews and have started to make repairs to our transmission system.
Because of the number of lines brought down by this storm, we are taking extra measures to patrol lines before restoring power. The number of service interruptions has climbed past 80,000, and strong wind gusts are still expected today in our Maine Public District in Aroostook County.
If you do not have power at this time, it is prudent to prepare to remain without service through the evening or longer. It will take days to restore service to all Emera Maine customers. However, all available crews are working on the system, and additional external crews have been brought in to assist with restoration efforts.
We continue to update our Live Outage & Restoration Map, and we ask for customers' patience if they are not able to immediately load the map. We will continue to take action to keep it available and updated.
The public is reminded to never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed line. Motorists are urged to slow down or move over and change lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways.
Customers who use generators or alternate heating sources are reminded to ensure they are used in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines at all times. Customers may report outages via our website or by calling our Customer Contact Center at (207) 973-2000 or 1-855-EMERA11 (1-855-363-7211).You may also follow us on Twitter at @emerame.