STATEWIDE – A large part of the state woke up to a white Thanksgiving.
Unfortunately, many also woke up with no power.
More than 40,000 people across the state were without power throughout the day thanks to the winter storm that moved across New England overnight and into Thursday morning.
Emera Maine officials say wind gusts and heavy, wet snow are mostly to blame.
An Emera spokesperson told us they had been monitoring the forecast and were prepared for the holiday outages.
“We take our responsibility to our customers extremely seriously,” said Judy Long. “We do have extra crews ready to respond on Thanksgiving as a rule, knowing that customers have a lot going on on that day and are sensitive to power outages. In addition to that, we’ve brought on all available crews to make sure that we safely restore service as quickly as possible.”
Most Emera Maine customers could expect to have their power back by 10 p.m.