PORTLAND (AP) — About 5,500 Maine homes and businesses remain without power.

Most of the current outages were caused by a weekend storm that dropped more than a foot of snow in some areas, but about 1,000 outages were left over from an ice storm more than a week ago.

Central Maine Power Co. was reporting more than 3,900 outages this morning, about 2,100 in Lincoln County.

Bangor Hydro Electric had about 1,600 customers without power today, more than half in Hancock County, the hardest hit by the ice storm.

According to unofficial observations reported by the National Weather Service, Wilton and Chesterville in Franklin County and Livermore Falls in Androscoggin County got about a foot.



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