Over 3,000 without power in the county

Published: May. 31, 2016 at 2:18 PM EDT
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- Line workers for Emera Maine have been dispatched to determine the cause of a widespread power outage this afternoon affecting more than 3,400 customers in and around Caribou, Washburn, Perham, Ashland, Masardis, Oxbow Planation, Mapleton, Portage, Nashville, Hamlin, Fort Fairfield and Limestone. They are attempting to pinpoint the problem. They are currently attempting to make any necessary repairs and get all customers back on line safely and as quickly as possible.

The public is urged to slow down or move over and change lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways, to ensure everyone's safety.

Customers who use generators are reminded to ensure they are used in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines and to avoid coming in contact with fallen power lines.

Customers may report outages or ask questions by calling the Emera Customer Service Center at (207) 973-2020 or 1-855-EMERA11 (1-855-363-7211). You may also follow us on Twitter at @emerame