Storm Leaves Mainers in the Dark 

Thousands of Mainers were without power Sunday after high winds and heavy rains lashed the state.

Bangor Hydro Electric says more than 35 hundred customers were without power as of 3 p.m. Sunday, with nearly all of those in Hancock County.

Central Maine Power says it had about 19 hundred customers without power early Sunday morning, with most of those in the Portland area.

Both companies say that all power should be returned by Monday evening.

Eastern Maine was hit hardest as the remnants of Hurricane Noel made their way across the region Saturday and Sunday morning.

More than five inches fell in Cutler, and more than four inches were recorded in Acadia National Park, Eastport, Dennysville and Deer Isle.

The National Weather Service says the top winds came in at 66 miles per hour in Culter, and 64 miles per hour in Brooklin.