Updated 10:15 a.m.

Power restored after morning outage

By Staff | Jan 10, 2013

Thousands were without power in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville and Hope this morning. According to Central Maine Power Company's website, nearly 2,400 homes in Camden, more than 1,000 homes in Rockport and about 400 Hope residences were without power as of 8:35 a.m. Jan. 10.

"Winds blew a tree into a transmission line that runs between Camden and Rockport. It damaged a cross-arm and insulator on the pole. About 5,600 customers in Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport are affected," CMP Spokeswoman Gail Rice stated in an email earlier in the day.

Rice said power went out around 6:50 a.m. She reported power was restored as of 9:47 a.m. in Knox County.

Just before 10 a.m., power was restored at Hannaford on Elm Street, said Service Desk Associate Gretchen Leigh. She said during power outages, the store remains open using generator power and saw small impact from the loss of power.

Additional calls to several downtown Camden businesses went unanswered Thursday morning during the outage.

For updated outage information, check online at cmpco.com/outages/outageinformation.html or call CMP at 1-800-696-1000 to report an outage.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.