Downed tree knocks out power to thousands

BLUE HILL — Emera Maine crews were working to restore power to nearly 4,000 customers in the Blue Hill peninsula area Tuesday morning following an outage caused by a downed tree.

There were 3,923 customers in Hancock County affected shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday. Towns affected include Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Deer Isle, Sedgwick and Stonington.

The estimated restoration time was noon Tuesday.

Emera Maine said the tree was toppled due to “the heavy snow and ice storm.”

The utility company urged anyone encountering a downed line or a tree in contact with power lines to stay clear and call 911 or Emera’s Customer Contact Center right away to report the issue.

Motorists should slow down or move over and change lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways.

Homeowners who use generators or alternate heating sources are reminded to ensure they are used in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines at all times.

Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

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Cyndi oversees web content and social media for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander newspapers. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter. When she's not in front of a computer screen, you can find her in her garage working on an ever-growing stack of DIY projects.
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