Tens of thousands without power as Maine feels effects of Tropical Storm Isaias

Thousands of people were without power Tuesday evening as Maine began to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias.Central Maine Power reported more than 66,000 outages as of 9:10 p.m. Most of the outages were reported in York and Cumberland counties.There were reports of trees and wires down across southern Maine, causing some road closures.CMP said in addition to its 200 lineworkers, it has secured the availability of approximately 180 contracted lineworkers, including 80 from New Brunswick.Southern and western Maine are under a tropical storm warning until early Wednesday morning.Winds of 40 to 50 mph are possible as Isaias tracks through western New England and Upstate New York Tuesday night.Maine will be on the outer edge of the storm, but tropical storm-force winds could mean more outages as the night progresses.Isaias will move out of the area quickly Tuesday night, and Wednesday will be sunny but breezy.

Thousands of people were without power Tuesday evening as Maine began to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias.

Central Maine Power reported more than 66,000 outages as of 9:10 p.m. Most of the outages were reported in York and Cumberland counties.

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There were reports of trees and wires down across southern Maine, causing some road closures.

CMP said in addition to its 200 lineworkers, it has secured the availability of approximately 180 contracted lineworkers, including 80 from New Brunswick.

Southern and western Maine are under a tropical storm warning until early Wednesday morning.

Winds of 40 to 50 mph are possible as Isaias tracks through western New England and Upstate New York Tuesday night.

Maine will be on the outer edge of the storm, but tropical storm-force winds could mean more outages as the night progresses.

Isaias will move out of the area quickly Tuesday night, and Wednesday will be sunny but breezy.