Spring Storm in USA : More than 100k people in southern Maine without power

Spring Storm in USAAfter a few inches of snow fell across the area, lots of Mainers will wake up in the dark. Meanwhile, the western mountains will see more snow overnight.

The early spring storm has caused a number of problems across the state late Saturday night.

While some areas near the western mountains received more than a foot of snow, a big concern heading into Sunday morning is the risk of icy roadways and power outages.

As of 11:55 p.m. Saturday: Central Maine Power is reporting more than 156,000 customers without power. The majority of those outages are in Cumberland and York Counties. More than 78,000 customers in Cumberland County were without power as of late Saturday night.

Versant Power is reporting more than 3,800 customers without power, the majority being reported in Hancock County.

Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, CMP officials said in a news release that current conditions “have created incredibly dangerous road and work conditions for our crews.”

“Our first priority tonight is the safety of our customers and crews. That includes making downed power lines safe. As the storm moves though our service area, we will begin widespread restoration efforts on Sunday. To report an emergency, please contact 911,” the release stated.

Fire departments in southern Maine shared safety reminders late Saturday night as trees and power lines continue to fall.

Source: NEWS CENTER Maine, USA

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