Saturday night's big storm took down this tree and overhead wires on Birch Avenue in Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY STEPHEN FAY

Saturday’s heavy winds leave thousands without power

ELLSWORTH — Rain-lashed winds Saturday night brought down branches and trees throughout eastern Maine leaving thousands of households without power.

Emera Maine posted on its website that “extremely high winds are causing widespread outages.”

The utility reported that “crews are handling emergency situations and assessing damage as it continues to occur.”

As of early Sunday morning, Deer Isle appeared to be especially hard hit with 1,813 outages. Holden (1,338) and Eastbrook (499) fared worse than Ellsworth (325).

The high winds appeared to have skipped over northern Penobscot County and landed hard in Presque Isle (2,367 outages), Fort Fairfield (1,263) and Caribou (1,592).
For updates on Emera’s response, call 1-855-363-7211

Stephen Fay

Stephen Fay

Managing Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Fay, managing editor of The Ellsworth American since 1996, is a third-generation Californian. Starting out as a news reporter in 1974, he has been an editor since 1976, working in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont before settling in Ellsworth with his wife and two daughters. [email protected]
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