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Over 100K Lose Power in Weekend Storm

The storm dumped more than a foot of wet snow on parts of Maine and lashed the state with gusts topping 50 mph on Sunday

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    John Wedgewood

    Utilities in Maine are calling in reinforcements as they begin the work of restoring power to more than 100,000 customers left in the dark following a powerful snowstorm.

    The storm dumped more than a foot of wet snow on parts of Maine and lashed the state with gusts topping 50 mph on Sunday.

    Maine's biggest utilities, Central Maine Power and Emera Maine, are using helicopters to assess damage. They're also bringing in extra crews from New England and New Brunswick.

    CMP spokesman John Carroll said it'll be "several days" before power is restored for all customers.

    According to unofficial observations reported to the National Weather Service, Cary in eastern Maine got the most snow, 21 inches. Orrington got 17, Hampden recorded 15.5 inches and Bangor got more than a foot.
     

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