An Emera Maine crew works to repair a line in Presque Isle in May. Nearly 3,400 were left without power in Brewer and Holden on Wednesday after an animal interfered with a power substation, Emera Maine said. Credit: Paula Brewer | Presque Isle Star-Herald

Nearly 3,400 power customers in Brewer and Holden lost power Wednesday morning after an animal interfered with a power substation.

As of 7:30 a.m., crews were working to restore power to the 3,397 Emera Maine customers who were still without electricity, the company reported. The outage primarily affected customers in Brewer, according to the company’s website.

Traffic lights at four Brewer intersections along North Main and State streets lost power, according to police Chief Jason Moffitt. Those intersections have become four-way stops, he said, and public works crews have place barrels with directions at the intersections to help guide motorists.

Emera expects to have the power restored by 9:30 a.m., the company said.

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Callie Ferguson

Callie Ferguson is an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She writes about criminal justice, police and housing.