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As Earl approached P.E.I., Maritime Electric is already reporting power outages.
Maritime Electric has restored power to the approximate 800 customers in Charlottetown's east end who found themselves in the dark Saturday afternoon.
A spokesperson with Maritime Electric said about 20 customers were affected by a power outage caused by high winds around 12 noon.
By 1 p.m., that number climbed to 800 customers.
The company sent out two trucks to determine the cause of the outage and had power restored later in the afternoon.