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UPDATED: Thousands still without power on Easter

Outages total nearly 4,600 across Knox County on Sunday morning
By Stephen Betts | Apr 11, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts A heavy, wet snow clings to trees from the mid-April snowstorm.

Nearly 4,600 Knox County households remain without power on Easter morning, more than two days after a strong spring storm brought down numerous trees and electrical lines.

Power outages began after 6 p.m. April 9, and by late Friday morning, outages reached 10,852 in Knox County alone. The hardest hit communities were Union, Warren, Washington, Hope, Appleton, Camden and Rockport. There were scattered outages in nearly every other community.

Many roads were blocked at times during the night by trees that fell under the weight of the snow and high winds.

One home on the Molyneaux Road in Camden was heavily damaged when a tree fell into it.

By Sunday morning shortly after 7, CMP was reporting 4,598 outages in Knox County; 10,062 in Waldo County; and 3,550 in Lincoln County.

Throughout Central Maine Power's coverage area, outages peaked at more than 200,000 on Friday and were down to 63,000 Sunday morning.

On Saturday morning, the communities in Knox County with the most outages were Camden, Hope, Rockport, Union, and Warren.

Snowfall totals varied widely with a slushy mix on the peninsulas to 10 inches in north Hope and parts of West Rockport.

The unusual mid-April storm left snow even on the immediate coastline with 10 inches in some places in Knox County. (Photo by: Stephen Betts)
A tufted titmouse perches on a snowy branch during the snowstorm early in the morning on April 10 in South Thomaston (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Heavy snow blankets the woods in South Thomaston on April 10. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Snow continues to fall in the morning on April 10 in South Thomaston. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
A large tree took out power April 10 to the home of Ronald and Janet Bennett on Washington St. in Camden. A power company crew from Vermont restored their power April 12, in time for the couple to cook Easter dinner. The Bennetts have lived in their home for over 50 years, and the tree has been there at least that long, Ronald said. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
A large tree branch is tangled in and dangling from power and utility wires on Start Street in Camden. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
A downlined line is stretched across Start Road in Camden. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Apr 10, 2020 13:40

Great pictures. Thanks Christine!

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