Orono Power Failure 

Some folks in Orono woke up to blinking alarm clocks Wednesday morning.

For several hours power was out to most of the town, including to the University of Maine Campus.

The lights went out about 1:45 am.

Penobscot County Sheriff’s dispatchers tell us Bangor Hydro was called in. They set to work immediately, and electricity came back on again at 3:45. Then went off again soon afterwards.

It was restored just before 7 am. There has been no word yet what caused the initial outage, nor what led to the second power failure.