Central Maine Power Company reported that high winds associated with a severe winter storm have caused widespread outages throughout its service area. As of noontime on Feb. 26, an estimated 130,000 homes and businesses were without service.

The company warned that it will be several days before it can restore service in all areas.

Damage was heaviest in York and Cumberland counties, where wind gusts exceeding 60 mph were reported in coastal areas on Feb. 25. There was also considerable damage in Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties. The wind damage in southern and coastal areas came a day after heavy wet snow caused numerous outages in Maine’s western mountains and foothills.

CMP said there were 8,637 customers without power in Knox County. In Lincoln County, 16,977 customers were without power.

CMP said it would provide an update on Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.

The state’s Emergency Operations Center announced that warming stations have been opened in several locations. The St. George Fire Station at 7 School St. will open at 6 p.m. and remain open until power is restored. The Waldoboro Fire Department is also available as a warming station.