With some areas of Maine experiencing freezing rain off and on since Saturday afternoon, power outages in Maine have been occurring and are likely to increase throughout the day with more ice on the way. Here's the latest power outage numbers from Central Maine Power Co.As of 7:30 this morning, just over 1,500 CMP customers are without power. Waldo and Kennebec counties have been the hardest hit areas.

Freezing rain is likely to continue for most of the day today, with additional ice on trees and power lines expected, the number of customers without power are expected to grow.

If you do lose power here are some things to do:

  • Check for damages or fallen service wires, if you spot them, STAY BACK!
  • Turn off all appliances and electrical equipment
  • Turn thermostat down to minimum setting to prevent damage from power surge
  • Turn off all lights (except one)
  • Don't open fridge or freezer. Items in freezer will keep between 24-36 hours after power goes out if the door remains closed.
  • When using generators, use only outdoors and at least 15 feet away from doors and windows