BANGOR — Thousands of Mainers woke up Tuesday with no power due to the overnight wind gusts.
The icy, howling wind as high as 50 mph bought down trees and power lines across the state.
According to officials from Versant Power and Central Maine Power, nearly 50,000 customers statewide were without power as of noon.
“We had crews ready to respond and they will be out in the field working to restore the 6,000-plus people out of power throughout the day,” said Marissa Minor, Versant Power communications specialist.
Due to the arctic weather, a 75-foot-tall tree collapsed and landed on a roof of a home on Bowdoin place but no one was injured.
One of the neighbors said it hurt to see the tall tree say goodbye.
“It makes you really sad when you see these trees that are so tall and winds are taking them all down. It’s pretty sad,” said Becky Small, Bangor resident.
Small said she did not hear when the tree fell.
Crews will be working throughout the day to restore service to customers.