The Maine State Police is advising motorists to use caution and drive slower in areas affected by power outages.

Colonel Robert Williams, Maine State Police Chief, said there are places in complete darkness without street lights, store fronts and homes without power. Downed trees and power lines are blocking hundreds of roadways.

Colonel Williams said:

My advice – especially after sunset  - is  to slow down and be on the lookout for debris in the roadways. The hazardous driving conditions may last for several days until power is fully restored.”