Hurricane Irene, The Final Chapter

A small section of Center Lovell, where the telephone pole was hovering over the street, was restored last night. That provided hope for today. Except there was still an absence of utility trucks around town during the early part of the day. Until around noon. I heard that Slab City Road was up and running. Then Eastman Hill. As I was leaving the office around 6:30, a Christian Hill resident with the biggest smile, told me that their power came back. Then, on the way home on West Lovell Road there where several utility trucks, from New Brunswick, Canada, and they were stringing wires. I thought maybe, just maybe, I would be able to watch the Red Sox-Yankee game.

Well, at 7:30 pm, while I was outside picking up loose branches, I looked inside the living room window and the floor lamp was on!

It is my understanding that the Rudy Vallee line will be restored tomorrow, no later than Friday. It looks like most of the town has had their power restored. I don’t believe anyone was happy to be without electricity for such an extended period of time. However, most folks, residents and vacationers, took it in stride knowing that they couldn’t do anything about it and were understanding as they realized just how extensive the damage was throughout the region.

To all of the Central Maine Power workers and their utility “cousins” from Canada–THANK YOU!

About kezarlife

I am a year-round resident of Lovell, owner of Kezar Realty ( and enjoy the variety of experiences that living in western Maine offers. Numerous lakes, ponds and mountains provide the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors every day. Married to Rondi we have two children. Ben is a Sergeant in the US Marines and with his wife Cassandra, son Jackson and daughter Reagan, live in Virginia. Ben's most recent deployment was to Afghanistan. Anna is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, has studied in Beijing, China as well as Taiwan and now attends Hunter College in NYC where she is enrolled in their Chinese Flagship Program. I am active in many local organizations including the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell Historical Society, Old Home Days, Lovell 5k Run, the Gasping Gobbler, the Tour de Lovell and the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. I also serve as President-elect of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. Please visit for up-to-date real estate listings and information on western Maine! Stan Tupaj
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2 Responses to Hurricane Irene, The Final Chapter

  1. Karen Epranian says:

    Happy to hear you’re back on electric! Florida crews also headed north some where to help out. It is a good feeling when everyone pulls together. We can surely feel for the victims of this storm. Tropical systems can reek unexpected havoc, even though there was plenty of warning, we are often sadly unprepared.

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