Central Maine Power made substantial progress Feb. 28 in restoring electrical power to Midcoast homes following the powerful gale that struck the night of Feb. 25, but snow squalls and winds on March 1 have slowed the effort, according to a news release from the power company.

CMP reported that as of 6:30 a.m. on March 1, 443 homes and businesses in Knox County remained without power, while in Lincoln County that number totaled 1,508.

Statewide, 12,594 CMP customers were without power. This was down from a peak of 133,000.

A warming station in Waldoboro at the fire department remained open the night of Feb. 28, while one in Cushing at the fire station closed that day, according to the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Power remained out on March 1 in parts of Camden, Cushing, Friendship, Hope, Islesboro, Lincolnville, Owls Head, Rockport, South Thomaston, St. George, Thomaston, Union, Waldoboro, Warren and Washington.

Maine Public Broadcasting’s tower on Ragged Mountain in Camden was significantly damaged during the storm, so WMEP FM (90.5) is off the air. Midcoast listeners are advised to try tuning into 90.1 (Portland), 91.3 (Waterville) or 90.9 (Bangor) or listen online at mpbn.net in the interim. According to MPBN’s Facebook post, it may take two weeks to make the repairs as the transmitter was ripped from the tower when the power pole broke and pulled down the power line. MPBN’s WMEB-DT Channel 9 in Orono was temporarily knocked off the air due to power outages in the Bangor area.

As of the morning of March 1, power outages on specific streets in towns included:

Camden

APPLEWOOD LINE
GOODWIND LANE
MADISON WAY

MOUNTAIN STREET

SHELDON FARM LINE

Cushing

AHOLA LINE
COVE ROAD
GREG LINE
HAWTHORNE POINT ROAD
HOWE LINE
LAAKA LINE
NIEDERMANN LINE
PLEASANT POINT ROAD
STONES POINT ROAD
SWANSON LINE

Friendship

WALDOBORO ROAD

Hope

CEDAR ROAD
MORTON LINE

SHAW LINE

Islesboro

AMES COVE LINE
HATCH ROAD
MAIN ROAD
WEST SHORE DRIVE

WEST SIDE ROAD

Lincolnville

BOLSTER LINE
CAMDEN ROAD
COBBTOWN ROAD
HIGH STREET
MCLAUGHLIN LINE
SEARSMONT ROAD
SLAB CITY ROAD
THIRD CLASS ROAD
WENTWORTH ROAD

WHITNEY ROAD

YOUNGTOWN ROAD

Owls Head

COLSON ROAD
DYNAMITE BEACH ROAD
LIGHTHOUSE LINE

Rockport

HUSE STREET
LIMEROCK STREET
LUCE EXTENSION
MILL STREET
NEW NO. 1 CUTOFF
NOVICK LINE
SUMMER STREET

UNION STREET

South Thomaston

ANDERSON LINE
BLACK LINE

St. George

ADRIC DRIVE
BLUEBERRY COVE ROAD
ELMORE ROAD
FALBO LINE (POLES 1-5.2)
FALLA LINE
GLENMERE ROAD
HEWLETT LANE (PVT)
HOOPERS ISLAND LINE
HOTEL ROAD
KALLIO COVE ROAD
KERR LINE
LANG LINE
MORRIS LINE
NORTON LINE
SEA STREET
SOUTHERN AVENUE
SPRUCE LANE
TAYLOR POINT ROAD
WATTS AVENUE
WATTS COVE ROAD
WATTS POINT ROAD

Thomaston

BEECHWOOD STREET
MAIN STREET

STAMBAUGH ROAD

Union

BIRD LINE
EAST UNION BY-PASS
FERLAND LINE
SIDELINGER ROAD
WEST WARREN ROAD

Waldoboro

BACK COVE ROAD
JONES NECK ROAD

Warren

ALLEN LANE
AREY LANE
AUGUSTA ROAD
CRAWFORD HILL ROAD
FOREST ROAD
FRIENDSHIP ROAD
MAIN STREET
MIDDLE ROAD
OYSTER RIVER ROAD
PATTERSON MILL ROAD
PETERBOROUGH ROAD
RABBIT FARM ROAD
ROCK SCHOOL ROAD
SOUTH WARREN ROAD
WHITE OAK POND ROAD
WHITNEY ROAD
WOODLAND AVENUE
WOTTONS MILL ROAD

Washington

BURKETVILLE ROAD
LITTLE MEDOMAK BROOK RD
NORTH UNION ROAD
OLD GRIS MILL ROAD

The Feb. 25 storm dumped more than 4 inches of rain in the area and produced a peak wind gust at the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head of 54 mph.

The March 1 weather forecast promised winds out of the north, with gusts possibly reaching 45 mph. The forecast, courtesy of the National Weather Service, follows:

Monday: Showers likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 39 degrees. Windy, with a north wind between 25 and 33 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a 10th of an inch possible.

Monday night: A chance of rain showers before 1 a.m., then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30 degrees. Blustery, with a north wind between 14 and 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday: A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38 degrees. North wind between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tuesday night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28 degrees.  North wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday: A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36 degrees. North wind between 9 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a 10th of an inch possible.

Wednesday night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and blustery, with a low around 26 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a 10th of an inch possible.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36 degrees.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21 degrees.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 36 degrees.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22 degrees.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35 degrees.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38 degrees.