Another storm heads to northern New England

9:07 PM, Dec 29, 2013   |    comments
Carl Taylor frees a tree from power lines in Belgrade, Maine, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Southeast Maine, which has been without electricity since Sunday, anticipated 3 to 7 inches of snow by the time the latest system pushed off the coast Thursday night. (AP/CENTRAL MAINE MORNING SENTINEL, MICHAEL G. SEAMANS)
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A fast moving storm is expected to drop heavy, wet snow in parts of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire beginning tonight

It comes a week after an ice storm left parts of northern New England in the dark.

Utility companies in Maine and Vermont are bracing for more outages, with forecasters predicting a band of heavy, wet snow that could dump 10 or more inches in some areas.

Bangor Hydro Electric has gotten the number of outages to around 718 this evening.

A company spokeswoman says many of the remaining outages affect customers who have been without power for nearly a week.

She says some of those customers won't have their electricity restored until Wednesday. Most are in Hancock County, which she described as "a huge mess."

Central Maine Power reports that about 600 customers remain without power.

Vermont Electric Cooperative saw outages climb by about 300 today due to ice on trees and lines, but the number of customers without power has dropped to about 900. A spokeswoman says the utility expects to have about 700 of those outages fixed by this evening.

Green Mountain Power says there are 558 without power.

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