At 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the Morgans Bay Road between Surry and East Blue Hill was completely blocked about two miles east of the village by a tree that came down during last weekend’s storm, taking power and phone lines with it. As of Tuesday afternoon, large areas of East Blue Hill were still without power. PHOTO BY STEPHEN RAPPAPORT

Wind and snow leave hundreds of homes without power



ELLSWORTH — A storm that was expected to bring up to 14 inches of snow to parts of Maine swept through Hancock County Tuesday afternoon and evening, seeming to peter out Wednesday morning.

It was the second big snowfall of the season, as well as the second big weather event of the week for the area.

A wind and rain storm Sunday also knocked out power to many homes.

As of Wednesday morning, 560 Hancock County users of Emera Maine power still didn’t have power restored, according to the utility’s website. The only other county in the northern part of the state with any outages reported was Washington County, where two users had no power.

A forecast from the National Weather Service showed the snow should end by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

It will be followed by more heavy wind. The rest of the week will be clear, though the agency is indicating a slight chance of snow this weekend.

Charles Eichacker

Charles Eichacker

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Charles Eichacker covers the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Castine, Verona Island, Penobscot, Brooksville and Dedham. When not working on stories, he likes books, beer and the outdoors. [email protected]

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