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12/28/2013 2:38:00 PM
Power Outages on the Rise as Ice Melts; More Snowfall on the Way for Sun. Night
By Greg Latimer

Power outages in Lincoln County were down to five on Saturday morning, until warmer temps started enough melting to cause falling ice and shifting tree branches. New outages had climbed to 34 as of the 2:19 p.m. report from Central Maine Power Company.

A Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service warned of the possibility of falling ice as temperatures rose past the freeze mark for the first time since the recent ice storm, which was then followed by a storm bringing several inches of additional snowfall to the area.

Sunshine that began peeking through the clouds on Saturday afternoon combined with forecast 10 to 15 mph winds may cause melting and shifting of ice, according to the NWS. "Ice may fall from trees and elevated surfaces, posing a danger to anyone below," the NWS bulletin warned.

The rise in outages came as yet another storm looms for Sunday night, with the possibility of 6 to 10 inches of additional snowfall in the forecast, according to a Winter Storm Watch issued by the NWS.

That Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Sunday night through Monday morning.

The Lincoln County News will continue to follow the progress of this event and post any additional information here as soon as it is obtained.

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