High winds and rain brought down trees and power lines Monday night, Nov. 30, leaving 8,851 out of 25,287 Central Maine Power customers without electricity around Waldo County Dec. 1.

Lincolnville had the highest number of outages Tuesday morning, with 1,439 out of 1,811 customers without power, according to CMP's website. The statewide outage total is 74,578.

CMP placed about 1,000 employees on notice in anticipation of the storm Nov. 30, it said in a press release. Outages have probably been caused by falling trees and limbs. Line workers cannot be lifted by trucks to make repairs when the wind is too heavy.

“We expect most outages will be caused by tree limbs blowing and falling onto wires and poles, and by trees outside the company’s trimming zone uprooting in the wind," the company said.

More information about cancellations and closures can be found on our website here.