Heavy, damp snow leaves almost 200,000 Mainers without power late Saturday – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

5December 2020

As the Maine snowstorm creeps north, more Mainers are losing power due to the heavy snow and whipping winds.

PORTLAND, Maine– Rain changing to snow and after that heavy snow in addition to high winds throughout the day and night left nearly 200,000 Mainers in the state without power just after 10 p.m. Central Maine Power reported that 177,355 of its consumers were in the dark, and Versant Power revealed 16,109 blackouts. Cumberland County accounted for 43,564 of those clients, York County for 26,268, Kennebec County for

23,992 and Androscoggin for 22,814.

Extra considerable outages remained in Oxford(12,546), Somerset(10,565)and Franklin(10,171)counties. Versant reported its biggest outages in Millinocket(1,502)and Glenburn(1,291). Interruptions as of 9:30 p.m.:175,849 failures from @cmpco 12,661 outages from @versantpower Just shy of 190k Mainers without power #NCMwx #STORMCENTER– Mike Slifer (@MikeSliferWX)December 6, 2020 On Friday afternoon, CMP stated 300 line teams consisting of out-of-state professionals were”located”and 175 tree crews were all set to react. Winds were gusting in between 35&and 45 miles per hour in much of the state.

Most current sat/ rad. pic.twitter.com/SsUobfaXX2– Jessica Conley(@MeteoroloJess)December 6, 2020 Parking bans were reported throughout the state, and arranged events including a public dinner and Sunday church services were canceled. Attempting to offset lost time on the peninsula in Portland.

Regional Communications Center and Gilead Volunteer Fire Department in Oxford County published on Facebook early Saturday afternoon that there had been a

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