BANGOR – A storm that has pummeled the east coast is now sweeping into Maine.
People in 30 states have been facing travel delays as they tried to get home after the holiday weekend.
Emera Maine is getting ready for this storm, which comes just days after a Thanksgiving storm that brought up to a foot of snow to parts of northern and eastern Maine.
Judy Long at Emera Maine said they are adding extra staffing Monday night and Tuesday so they can begin restoration as quickly as possible if outages occur.
“What we are anticipating with this storm is perhaps some more heavy, wet snow,” said Long. “What that can do is cause the tree branches to come down on lines, and we would advise people to please be certain to never touch a tree when it’s being touched by a power line and never touch a downed line.”
Long suggests people stock up on batteries, flashlights and nonperishable food.
Customers can report outages by calling 973-2000 or through their online services account.