Versant Power will lower its rates in 2021. Credit: Nina Mahaleris / BDN

High winds knocked out power to almost 3,800 people across a large swath of Maine for about three hours on Thursday.

The electrical outages hit 2,255 people in Penobscot County, 1,472 in northern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties and 38 in Hancock County, according to Versant Power.

Towns hit include Glenburn, Hampden, Hudson and Newburgh and surrounding communities.

The company had 169 people still without electricity as of 7 p.m. Versant hoped to restore power completely by 9 p.m.