Remember when you thought spring was finally here and the days of snow and winter were behind us?

Mother Nature is such a tease.

Once again, a massive snowstorm has struck Maine, and like the one that was only a few weeks ago, has taken out the power to hundreds of thousands of customers.

As of 1:50 p.m. April 4, 2024, Central Maine Power had a reported 321,380 without power, which is an increase of about 20,000 customers from 11 a.m. There are a total of 675,603 CMP customers, meaning nearly half are in the dark.

The counties with the most customers without power include Cumberland followed by York.

Versant Power has reported that 15,875 of their customers are without power as of 1:56 p.m. That amount is almost double what was reported around 11 a.m. The majority of those outages are in Hancock County.

According to WMTW, the Nor'Easter has brought not only wet and heavy snow but also strong winds to contribute to the power outages.

The news station even notes that there's a chance the storm could "possibly last into Friday."

The National Weather Service already has reported snowfall totals coming in for the day with some parts of the state exceeding a foot of snow, including Porter, Acton and Wolfeboro.

As of 10:27 a.m. April 4, 2024:

  • Auburn - 7 inches
  • Lewiston - 8 inches
  • Augusta - 8 inches
  • Portland Jetport - 4.5 inches
  • Falmouth - 6.4 inches
  • Sidney - 11 inches
  • Gorham - 8 inches

Expect those numbers to keep going up throughout the day. You can check the National Weather Service for more up-to-date totals.

Central Maine Power noted in a Facebook post that tree limbs covered in the heavy snow are coming down on power lines causing "severe damage." The power company predicted that crews would be working well into the weekend to try and get power back to customers.

In a press release sent out before the storm, CMP said that they had more than 450 line crews and 250 tree crews pre-staged and prepared for the April storm.

This Nor'Easter was big enough to get The Weather Channel to come out and report from Portland, too, as one of their meteorologists highlighted the flooding in the area and just how heavy the snow is.

Either way, it's a real mess out there, so if you have to go out, be extra careful. Stay safe, all, and hopefully, for those without power, it will be back on soon.

Who else really wishes it was summer right now?

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