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Emera Maine completes storm restoration

Release Date:  11-07-2017

Bangor and Presque Isle, Maine — After a severe and unique windstorm hit the entire Northeast on Oct. 30, all Emera Maine customers that were affected by the storm and able to receive power have been restored.

Over the next few days, the company will continue to repair damage caused by the storm as it works to put the electrical system back to its pre-storm condition.  Emera Maine crews also will be patrolling key power lines to identify and clear trees, weakened or damaged by the storm, which would otherwise be likely to cause future power outages.

Some customers had damage to their private equipment that will need to be repaired by an electrician. We are working closely with those customers to coordinate reconnection of their power once repairs have been completed.

“We understand how difficult an outage of this magnitude is on the customers affected,” said Alan Richardson, President of Emera Maine. “We are very grateful to everyone for their patience during the restoration effort.”  

“The storm brought extensive damage to a number of New England states. All affected utilities benefited from sharing of resources to get the power restored, and there are many people to thank. First and foremost our Emera Maine employees that worked safely and tirelessly throughout the storm. We also experienced tremendous support from and coordination with line and vegetation management contractors (On Target, Asplundh, Cianbro, Three Phase, Northern Line, Powerline Construction, Heart Utilities, K&M, E. Holland, Dundas), our affiliate utilities (Emera Utility Services, Nova Scotia Power, Tampa Electric Company), Maine Emergency Management Agency, town and city officials, Central Maine Power, local law enforcement, first responders, hotels, food services, and many others that contributed to a safe and successful restoration.”