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Power restored after outages in western Hancock County



SURRY — An Emera Maine power outage that affected over 9,000 households from Surry to Stonington Wednesday morning occurred when there was “equipment contact” during an ongoing project to replace utility poles in the area, according to an Emera spokeswoman.

The spokeswoman, Kendra Overlock, said the outage started around 10:30 a.m.

“The outage was caused by equipment contact during construction, and power was restored to all customers within 45 minutes,” Overlock said.

Customers in Blue Hill, East Blue Hill, Surry, Brooksville, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Deer Isle, Stonington and Penobscot were affected.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience while we worked to safely restore service,” Overlock said.

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