An estimated 5,700 Central Maine Power Co. customers from north Augusta to Rome will be without power for about six hours early Saturday morning while the utility upgrades the system, according to a press release from the company.

The outage is expected to go from 12:01 a.m. to about 6 a.m.

“We scheduled this work during the overnight hours to minimize disruption for customers, and we appreciate their patience and understanding as we complete this important project,” said CMP spokeswoman Gail Rice in the release.

The upgrade is supposed to result in fewer future outages in the area and quicker restoration of service.

Outage areas on Saturday:

Augusta: North Augusta, including Belgrade Road (Routes 8/11/27), Civic Center Drive (Routes 8/11/27 north of Commerce Drive), Bog Road, Gould Road, Knowles Road, Middle Road, Old Belgrade Road, Summerhaven Road and all nearby side roads.

Belgrade: Most streets and roads.

Manchester: Fairbanks Road, Scenic Drive (east and west) and other side and camp roads off Summerhaven.

Mercer: Rome Road (southern end only, near the Rome town line).

Mount Vernon: Deer Run Road.

New Sharon: Far eastern corner of town, including Hampshire Hill Road, Mile Hill Road (eastern end near Rome town line), Mountain Road and Roxy Rand Road.

Oakland: Belgrade Road (south of Town Farm Road), East Pond Road, Fairfield Street (south of Rice Rips Road), Gage Street, High Street, McGrath Pond Road, Rice Rips Road, Smithfield Road, Summer Street (west of Gage), Sunset Boulevard, Town Farm Road and all side roads/camp lines.

Rome: All streets and roads.

Sidney: Western half of town, including Bartlett Road, Belgrade Road (Routes 8/11/27), Mills Road, Pond Road, Philbrick Road, Quaker Road, Summerhaven Road, and all nearby side roads and camp lines.

Smithfield: Southern areas, including East Pond Road, Pond Road, Village Road (Route 8), Smithfield Road (Route 137), Warren Hill Road, Bickford Road and nearby side roads and camp lines.


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