BLUE HILL — Over 9,000 Emera Maine customers from Surry to Stonington spent six hours without power Tuesday morning thanks to a lightning strike Monday night that damaged a transmission line, power company officials reported.
The power went out at 5:01 a.m. and was restored at 11 a.m.
Spokeswoman Judy Long said crews found a transmission line down near a substation along Grant Street in Ellsworth.
“The downed line was in a swampy area in a right-of-way along the river, so we needed to bring in off-road equipment to complete the repairs,” Long said.
Power in Ellsworth was not affected because that particular transmission line delivers power to the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington, Long said.
“Although it was near our substation on Grant Street, it does not serve Ellsworth customers.”
“It appears that the line was damaged by lightning,” Long said. “I can confirm that service was restored to all customers around 11 a.m.”