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A downed power line on Main Street knocked out power to almost 2,000 households in Bangor and Hampden late Friday afternoon.

Emera Maine crews worked to restore power by early Friday evening, according to Kendra Overlock, Emera’s manager of communications.

According to the Emera Maine website, 1,582 customers in Bangor and and 370 in Hampden were affected by the outage, which also cut power to streetlights and resulted in traffic congestion on lower Main Street.

The outage in Hampden affected mostly northern parts of town, including Route 1A, Main Road and Main Road North, and Old County and Perry roads.

In Bangor the outage was concentrated in the Fairmount neighborhood between 14th and Main streets.

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