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Emera Maine prepares for inclement weather predicted for Friday, November 10


Release Date:  11-08-2017

Emera Maine has been closely monitoring the forecast and is prepared to respond to the latest round of stormy weather headed toward Maine. Current forecast models predict 1-2” of snow in northern areas overnight Thursday into Friday, and strong winds with gusts reaching up to 50 mph across our service area throughout the day Friday. Trees and limbs have been more susceptible to falling since the damaging winds of the October 30 storm, and the company is factoring that into their preparations.

“We recognize how difficult recent outages have been on our customers,” said Rob Belliveau, Vice President for Engineering & Operations. “We want them to know we’re making arrangements to ensure our response to any outages this weekend is handled safely and quickly. Our employees are fully committed to restoring customers should strong winds bring more trees down onto lines.”

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Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.