Rockland residents got power back Saturday

Knox County outages down to 196

By Stephen Betts | Nov 03, 2017
Photo by: Stephen Betts Some parts of Orange Street and adjacent Prescott Street in Rockland remain without power mid-morning Friday. Orange Street was still blocked on the Holmes Street side at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3.

Rockland — Nearly 380,000 homes and businesses within Central Maine Power's coverage area have had their electricity restored since Monday's powerful wind and rain storm struck.

But that is cold comfort for those people who remain without power for a sixth day.

CMP issued a statement Friday morning, Nov. 3 saying it expects to have service restored to the majority of customers by late Saturday. The only exceptions could be homes on remote camp lines and in areas where flooding or downed trees prevent access.

More than 3,000 workers were working on the remaining known outages. As of noon Sunday, Nov. 5, there were 14,517 outages across Maine. There were 196 outages remaining in Knox County.

“At this stage of the storm recovery, outage numbers may fluctuate as additional trees and tree limbs fall and come in contact with power lines,” CMP President and Chief Executive Officer Sara Burns said in the news release. “It is also possible that crews may need to temporarily disrupt power to circuits to perform work safely.”

But there were a small number of homes not included in the list being compiled by CMP.

Marci Molloy of Prescott Street was one of the people without power until Saturday afternoon but her street is not listed on the CMP website as not having power. Tree limbs and a wire remain down across part of adjacent Orange Street where there are also some residents without electricity.

The city has erected saw horses to keep traffic from crossing Orange Street but those were taken out of the road Saturday.

Molloy said she lost all the food in her refrigerator but has been able to find a warm place to stay. She and her dog have been living with her parents former Mayor Tom Molloy and his wife Faye Molloy since the outage. Her parents live nearby on Pleasant Street.

Marci Molloy said she CMP is aware of the outage since a company representative called to ask if service had been restored.

As of noon Sunday, 54 customers in Rockport were without power, 52 in Union, 45 in Washington, 25 in Camden and 20 in Appleton.

At the peak Monday, Oct. 30, more than 14,000 Knox County homes and businesses were without power.

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