Hundreds of residents in the southern Midcoast were without power Wednesday after an overnight storm brought pouring rain and heavy winds.

At its peak, 27,900 Central Maine Power customers were out of power at 7 a.m.

As of 4:46 p.m., most of those outages had been repaired, leaving just four Central Maine Power customers in Freeport without power, along with five in Georgetown, two in Bowdoin and 11 in Richmond.

According to Freeport Police Chief Nate Goodman, most of the outages in Freeport were concentrated in South Freeport.

Power had been restored to all customers in Brunswick, Bowdoinham, Bath, Phippsburg, Pownal, Woolwich, Wiscasset and Harpswell.

There were no outages listed by CMP in Arrowsic, Lisbon and Topsham

Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Deputy Director Grainne Shaw said she hadn’t been made aware of any large issues or damage such as flooding or downed trees blocking roads caused by the storm Wednesday morning.

There were no delays or cancelations in Regional School Unit 1, which serves Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsburg and Woolwich.

While Brunswick schools did not experience cancelations or delays, Freeport Middle School and Mast Landing School had no power for about an hour, but no students were sent home.

All schools in Topsham, Bowdoinham and Lisbon opened Wednesday without delays.

Soccer practices for the Topsham Parks and Recreation program were canceled due to inclement weather.

“Our soccer programs were canceled from Monday through Wednesday. The matches that are held on Saturday are not canceled yet. We are hopeful that Saturday maybe dry enough,” said Topsham Parks and Recreation Director Pam LeDuc.

Bowdoin College was unaffected by the storm, according to spokesperson Doug Cook.

There was an alert issued stating Bowdoinham Town Office would be closed Wednesday due to a power outage, but it opened at 9 a.m. the same day when power was restored.

Central Maine Power spokesperson Catharine Hartnett said they knew that the storm would impact mainly the coast, especially the Midcoast and areas South of there.

“It did meet our expectations in terms of location,” said Hartnett said Wednesday afternoon. “In terms of numbers, it was about what we were planning for overall. We were planning for maybe around 60,000 outages altogether, and that is about where we are right now.”

Hartnett added that it is still windy, and they may experience some ups and downs with those numbers through the rest of the day.

“We were expecting that this would be a coastal event, so the Brunswick area, York County, Cumberland County and Southern Cumberland County seemed to be impacted the most,” added Hartnett.

According to National Weather Service, gusty wind along the coast will gradually diminish by Wednesday night. Thursday will be sunny with a high of 53 degrees and a low of 45 degrees.


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