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Versant Power prepares for heavy snow and high winds

Release Date:  04-02-2024

Bangor and Presque Isle, Maine — Versant Power is preparing for impacts of a winter storm expected to bring heavy, wet snow and high winds beginning Wednesday night and continuing into Thursday. Wind gusts up to 50mph are predicted throughout our service territory, with the strongest winds expected along the coast.

"We have additional internal and external line and tree crews ready to respond to storm damage and restoration,” states Versant Power storm manager Warren Morgan. “With the potential of heavy, wet snow weighing down trees and branches paired with predicted wind speeds, we ask that customers prepare accordingly."

Any customers with special medical needs are encouraged to create a plan to follow if power to their home is interrupted for a period of time. Everyone can prepare for the possibility of power outages and difficult travel by:

  • Ensuring you have a supply of fresh water and easy-to-make nonperishable food items.
  • Charging your cellphone and other electronic devices.
  • Preparing flashlights and a battery-operated radio in case you must shelter in place until it is safe to travel.
  • Calling 211, texting 898-211 or visiting 211Maine.org for a complete listing of emergency shelters or other services provided within their community.

If you must travel Thursday, be mindful of blowing snow, as well as downed trees, branches or power lines. Do not attempt to remove any downed limbs or trees that have come in contact with power lines. Never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with one, as it is not possible to tell if a line is energized simply by looking at it.

 In addition to crews in the field, Versant Power will have extra Customer Service Representatives and other support staff ready to help if your power goes out. You can fill out a Power Issue Report Form at versantpower.com or call our Customer Contact Center at 1.855.363.7211 or 207.973.2000. Customers in can also report an outage directly from their Online Services account.

Versant Power is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 165,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in northern and eastern Maine.

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