AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A week after an ice storm hit parts of northern New England, more than 5,000 Maine residents are still without power as more outages occur. And utility officials say the weekend snowstorm could cause more outages.
Bangor Hydro Electric reported 5,370 outages by Saturday afternoon.
Maine emergency officials say t it could be next week before some parts of Hancock County get electricity back.
Central Maine Power, which at the peak of the storm had 87,000 customers without power, had 549 outages remaining Saturday morning. Over the course of the storm 123,000 Central Maine Power customers lost power.
Hancock County officials are planning to keep shelters and warming centers open as long as they are needed.