Lift service was interrupted Saturday at Sugarloaf, the Carrabassett Valley ski resort, when a blown fuse knocked out power to much of the resort.

Spokesman Ethan Austin said the outage cut power to all of the chairs above the Sawduster lift. Diesel backup power on the lifts allowed resort employees to get passengers off the lifts, but service was down on more than half the lifts for about two hours.

Austin said the outage was the result of a malfunctioning fuse on a utility pole. He said Sugarloaf electricians, working with Central Maine Power Co. crews, restored power by 1:30 p.m.

Austin said everything was back to normal for the remainder of the day.


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