A Versant Power truck. Credit: Courtesy of Versant Power

More than 5,000 households in Orono, Old Town and Alton areas were without power Monday morning after a car hit a utility pole in Bradley, according to Versant Power.

An estimated 5,807 households in Penobscot County were affected.

Crews fixed the majority of outages after it was first reported around 6:30 a.m., although the company was still working to restore power to about 700 households Monday morning.

There were no outages in the area as of 1 p.m., according to the company’s live outage map.

More than 4,300 households in areas surrounding the University of Maine lost power Aug. 13 after a piece of road machinery hit utility equipment and caused an outage, according to Versant Power spokesperson Amanda Cummings.

Cummings said the company wants to remind the public to be aware of roadside equipment and not to leave objects nearby that could cause damage.