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Strong Winds Cause Power Outages Statewide

NEWS WABI

Many households across the state are without power Sunday afternoon.

Strong winds are to blame, bringing down power lines and causing outages.

The hardest hit areas are Penobscot and Somerset counties, with more than 4,000 outages each.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect until early Monday morning. It says winds will reach 25 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

As of 2:35pm, Bangor Hydro Electric Company reports that an estimated 773 customers are without power.

Central Maine Power reports that as of 2:19pm the number of customers below are without power (organized by county):

Franklin County: 2,855
Hancock County: 1
Kennebec County: 1,037
Knox County: 103
Penobscot County: 6,088
Piscataquis County: 458
Somerset County: 4,678
Waldo County: 599