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Emera Maine urges customers to stay safe as third March nor’easter approaches

Release Date:  03-12-2018

Bangor and Presque Isle, Maine — As forecasters warn Mainers about a winter storm expected to bring more than a foot of snow to some areas, Emera Maine urges customers to think about how they can stay safe.

Make sure you have a supply of clean water and nonperishable, easy-to-prepare foods in your home in case conditions make travel difficult or impossible. Keep flashlights and fresh batteries close at hand as well in case of a power outage.

“If you must travel, allow yourself extra time to get to your destination, and have a plan to get off the road if you encounter whiteout conditions,” said Emera Maine Safety Manager Stan Hartin. “You can also help keep yourself and our employees safe by slowing down and moving over when possible if you encounter utility crews working along the roadway.”

Customers are reminded to never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with one. It is never safe to move lines out of the way or drive over the top of them. It is not possible to tell if a line is energized simply by looking at it.

To report a power outage, downed line or other power emergency, please call 1-855-EMERA-11 or (207) 973-2000. You also can report an outage online, get the latest outage information and view our live outage and restoration map at emeramaine.com.

Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 159,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.