Electricity for the vast majority of Mainers impacted by Atlantic Storm Lee has been restored.

There were 1,368 Versant customers still without electricity as of noon on Monday, mostly in the Downeast area.

Repair crews were expected to be working to restore power throughout the day, according to Versant.

"Over 90% of customers have been restored since the height of the storm, where we saw 36,000 total outages," Versant announced in an outage update early Monday morning.

At its peak, there were 126,000 Central Maine Power customers without electricity after the storm hit Saturday.

As of noon on Monday, the number of CMP customer without power was only 133.

Somerset County had the most outages in CMP's coverage area with 109 in the dark -- mostly in Embden.

CMP says it has 500 line crews and 300 vegetation management crew working around the clock.

Crews were to be deployed to coastal communities impacted by the storm, CMP announced Sunday evening, prior to the start of the workweek Monday.

“In this day and age, we know how important electricity is to Maine’s homes, businesses, and communities, and we are doing everything we can to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible,” said CMP spokesperson Jon Breed. “We are so grateful for all the support our customers and communities have shown our teams over the past several days.” 

Versant is asking resident to stay clear of any downed lines, recomends the following safety guidelines:

  • Never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed line;

  • Motorists are urged to slow down or move over and change lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways; 

  • Customers who use generators or alternate heating sources are reminded to ensure they are used in accordance with manufacturer guidelines at all times.