Internet and power blackouts announced across Maine in the wake of freezing precipitation

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Numerous Mainers who get their cable and internet service from Spectrum lost those services on Friday, yet it’s not clear if the Spectrum blackouts were attached to the icy rain that fell over the state for the day.

Spectrum reported on its Twitter account that service had been sliced to its Maine clients, yet the organization didn’t quickly give any insights concerning what caused the blackout or what number of clients lost their service. The website Down Detector likewise got numerous reports from Maine of lost Spectrum service on Friday. Comparative objections additionally seemed to have originated from somewhere else in the northeast.

Around 10,000 Mainers were likewise without electricity late Friday afternoon. The power blackouts were heaviest in Cumberland and York areas, where around 6,100 and 1,200 clients were respectively out of power around 5 p.m. Friday, as indicated by Central Maine Power. Altogether, the utility detailed that 9,334 of its clients needed power.

Emera Maine revealed that 971 clients had lost power in its coverage territory, with some of the most prominent blackouts in the coastal Hancock County towns of Sedgwick and Brooklin.

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