Emera Maine Readies Crews As Winter Storm Goliath Tracks Northeast
Emera Maine’s Storm Response Team is tracking the weather forecast in anticipation of the arrival of winter storm Goliath, a storm that has already dumped record amounts of precipitation on several mid-western states. Goliath is expected to blanket much of the region in several inches of snow as well as ice Tuesday into Wednesday.
The utility is readying trucks, stock and appropriate personnel as they prepare for the possibility of power outages. Field crews, customer service, dispatch, and other personnel are standing by should they be needed.
Snowfall amounts could vary greatly depending on the path the storm takes. Emera says they will continue to monitor the storm’s track and will adjust staffing plans depending on whether we get a ‘David’ or a ‘Goliath’ type of a storm.
Customers are reminded to stay clear of fallen power lines and trees near or touching them. Locating account numbers in advance and programming the Customer Service Center phone number into cell phones can help speed up the reporting process. Anyone using alternate heat sources and generators is reminded to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
As always, the public is urged to use caution while traveling and, if safe to do so, move over and pass at a safe speed if approaching utility crews working on roadways.
Customers can get the latest outage information and view the live outage map at Emera's website. Outages can be reported online or by calling the customer service center at 1-855-EMERA-11 (1-855-363-7211) Local: 207-973-2000.