Utility crews in Maine have been busy restoring electricity to thousands of customers over the weekend and on Monday.
Last Saturday, remnants of Hurricane Arthur brought high winds and heavy rains to the state. At the peak of the outage, some 19,000 households and businesses served by Emera Maine were without electricity, The Associated Press reported. Emera Maine’s website showed that as of 10:00 p.m. Monday night, approximately 1,460 customers were still without power.
The utility company said its crews have been working around the clock to replace poles and make repairs to power lines in the affected areas. The company said its crews focused their efforts on central Aroostook, Hancock and Washington counties on Monday. The company said in its Twitter feed that it found extensive damages in Washington and Hancock counties and that some customers may not be back on line until end of Wednesday.
In Vermont, some 2,100 customers served by Green Mountain Power were without electricity at the peak of the outage last Saturday, The Associated Press reported. Green Mountain Power’s website showed that as of Monday night, approximately 150 customers remained without electricity.
Meanwhile, State Farm, the largest home and auto insurer in the U.S., said there wasn’t a lot of activity up in the New England area after Arthur. “If there were any claims that came in, they were handled through our normal claim handling procedures and did not cause a need for us to activate our catastrophe services,” a State Farm spokesperson said.
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