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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER/AP) - Thousands of Maine electric customers remain without power as an ice storm continues to put the state in a deep freeze. 

Bangor Hydro Electric Company tells NEWS CENTER the damage is so severe in its service area, that customers without power can expect to not have service resume until Friday at the earliest.

WEB: Bangor Hydro Outage Map | Central Maine Power Outages

Bangor Hydro is reporting more than 32,595 customers without power, with Hancock and Washington counties the hardest hit. The utility is blaming icing on power lines and tree limbs, but is diverting crews from less affected areas to get the power back on as soon as possible. 

Central Maine Power Co. is reporting more than 82,000 outages, with most in Androscoggin, Hancock, Kennebec, Lincoln and Waldo Counties.

SHELTERS:
Hancock County
Hancock Congregational Church
US Highway Route 1, Hancock
Warming Center - 11:00am; Closing Time: TBD

Orland Fire Department Warming Center
91 School House Road, Orland
Warming Center - 11:00am; Closing Time: TBD

Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center
US Highway Route 1, Sullivan
Warming Center - 11:00am; Closing Time: TBD

Kennebec County
Helen Thompson Elementary School
309 Spears Corner Road, West Gardiner
Warming Center - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Winthrop Ambulance Base
31 Old Western Ave. (Old Winthrop Health Center), Winthrop
Warming Center - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Knox County
Appleton Fire Station
2845 Sennebec Road, Appleton 
Warming Center - 12noon - 6:00pm

Union Town Office
567 Common Road, Union 
Warming Center - Open until 5:00pm

Washington Town Office
40 Old Union Road, Washington
Warming Center - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Penobscot County
Brewer Auditorium
318 Wilson Street, Brewer

Brewer Municipal Auditorium
203 State Street, Brewer
Emergency Shelter

Waldo County 
Morrill Fire Station
52 Weymouth Road, Morrill
Warming Center - 10:00am; Closing Time: TBD

Searsport Fire Station
3 Union Street, Searsport
Warming Center - 10:00am; Closing Time: TBD

Stockton Springs Town Office
217 Main Street, Stockton Springs
Warming Center

Troy Howard Middle School
173 Lincolnville Avenue, Belfast
Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter

Varney Community Center
24 Veterans Highway, Brooks
Warming Center

Washington County
Washington County Community College
1 College Drive, Calais
Emergency Shelter

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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