As winds pick up Thursday, scattered outages have been reported in northern and eastern Maine, particularly in Aroostook and Hancock counties.

As of 10:59 AM, Thursday, October 18:

Estimated Number of Meters Affected due to High Winds and Wind Gusts

Aroostook: 532

Hancock: 151

Northern Penobscot: N/A

Piscataquis County: 40

Penobscot: 176

Washington: 1

Estimated Total: 900

Emera Maine has been preparing for winds and wind gusts, with staff ready to take calls from customers, assess damage, dispatch crews and make repairs in the field.

Safety Considerations & Contact Information:

The public is reminded to never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed line.

Motorists are urged to slow down or move over and change lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways.

Customers who use generators or alternate heating sources are reminded to ensure they are used in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines at all times.

Customers may report outages via our website or by calling our Customer Contact Center at (207) 973-2000 or 1-855-EMERA11 (1-855-363-7211). You may also follow us on Twitter at @emerame.

For updated information about estimated restoration times, please visit Emera's Live Outage & Restoration Map.