Crews from Central Maine Power Co. restored power to thousands of customers Thursday morning after storms with strong wind and rain knocked out power to about 13,000 customers.

By 4 p.m. Thursday, all power in Kennebec, Somerset and Waldo counties was restored. Statewide, there were about 650 outages, mostly in York County. That was down from nearly 13,000 at 8 a.m. The biggest number of outages at that time were in Cumberland County, where 3,369 customers were affected.

In Kennebec County, the number of outages had reached about 1,000 in the morning. Monmouth, China and Belgrade had the highest number of customers in Kennebec County without power. Augusta outages occurred largely because of a car crash around 5:30 a.m. at the south end of State Street that knocked out power for about two hours.

Waldo County peaked at nearly 2,000 outages in the morning.

In a tweet Thursday morning, the power company said the outages that weren’t caused by the crash were the result of high wind. CMP said it expected to have power back to all by late Thursday evening.

“All available crews are working on restoration. We’re moving crews from lesser-hit areas to the harder-hit areas near the coast,” the company said in a tweet.


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