BANGOR – It was a wild night with high winds, lots of rain and a very high tide that caused damage all over the Bangor area.
Trees fell on power lines causing major outages around the state. Those walking outside for the first time, made a shocking discovery.
“I got up this morning and took the dog out. It was dark and I didn’t have any candles,” said Larry Lambert, a concerned resident. “I was like oh wow. I couldn’t wait until 6 o’clock where it gets lighter outside.”
“It was a long night without power and we were saying that this is the longest that we went without any power,” said Mary Connor.
Some people are still experiencing outages despite the storm being over, causing an interference with daily routines.
“Still without power and it’s been over 12 hours now because it went out about 9 last night,” said Connor.
On major roads, a few of the traffic lights are not functioning properly or are off all together.
Other places have also seen the impact of the storm.
Waves battered the coast and submerged a section of the seawall road in Southwest Harbor.
“I was here at midnight and it was crazy. Water was coming into the middle of the road and rocks were moved into the middle of road,” said Bob Beal, Bar Harbor’s Department of Transporation.
At Ellsworth Elementary and Middle School, new bleachers were flipped and damaged by the storm.
Wind dragged them to the school’s track.
Utility crews are repairing roadways.
It is encouraged for the public to slow down and to avoid coming in contact with fallen power lines.
At the height of the storm over 30,000 people lost power.
According to the latest report from Emera Maine this afternoon, about 5,000 are still without power tonight.
Most of those outages are in Penobscot and Washington counties, but Hancock county is also greatly affected.
If power isn’t restored by tonight, Emera warns that there is a good chance that it might not be until Saturday night.