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A Week After Ice Storm, Outages Linger In Maine

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Some residents are still without power.  (credit: Randy Risling/Getty Images)

Some residents are still without power. (credit: Randy Risling/Getty Images)

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 4,000 Maine residents are still without power a week after an ice storm hit parts of northern New England and utility officials say Sunday’s snowstorm could cause more outages.

Maine emergency officials say it could be next week before some parts of Hancock County get electricity back.

Bangor Hydro Electric reported 3,985 outages by Saturday evening.

Central Maine Power, which at the peak of the storm had 87,000 customers without power, had about 120 outages remaining Saturday evening. Over the course of the storm 123,000 Central Maine Power customers lost power.

Hancock County officials are planning to keep shelters and warming centers open as long as they are needed.

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