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Contractor hurt, thousands lose electricity in Portland

The outages came after CMP says a contractor working on a building touched a live wire with his equipment. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – A contractor is hurt, and power is back on, after thousands lost electricity for hours in Portland.

The outages came after CMP says a contractor working on a building touched a live wire with his equipment.

The contractor was shocked and hospitalized, his condition is unclear.

It happened on Merrill Street around 4 p.m.

Power was restored to about 2,500 customers in the East End.

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