Maine Power Outage: Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Leave Thousands in Dark



Norah Hogan is reporting live from Nubble Light in York, where winds are expected to intensify throughout the day, though current conditions are relatively calm with light drizzle. Parts of highway 95 have been reduced to 45mph, likely as a precaution for worsening weather. Separately, Maine is experiencing significant power outages due to winter weather, with Central Maine Power reporting nearly 220,000 people without power, including over 34,000 in York County and more than 47,800 in Cumberland County.

Current Weather Conditions at Nubble Light, York

Live from I95 south towards Nubble Light in York, where winds are expected to escalate throughout the day. The current road conditions are decent with a light drizzle and minimal wind – no significant gusts yet that could affect vehicle stability. Note that speed limits on some parts of I95 have been dropped to 45 mph, likely a preventative measure due to the predicted weather. The silver lining is that it’s not cold. Keep checking back for updates.

Maine Experiences Power Outages Amid Strong Winds and Heavy Rain

Winter weather is causing power outages for tens of thousands in Maine, with heavy rain complicating the situation. Central Maine Power reports that nearly 220,000 people are without power as of 12 p.m. Check here for the latest updates on outages.

York County is suffering from over 34,000 outages, and in Cumberland County, more than 47,800 are without power. High winds are predicted across the state with inland gusts potentially reaching 40-50 mph. Coastal areas may experience gusts of 60-65 mph. A high wind warning is in effect for coastal areas until Monday afternoon.

If you experience a power outage, you can report it online at the CMP website. Please note, if wind speeds exceed 35 mph, repair crews will have to delay power restoration efforts for safety reasons.

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