Hurricane Irene, which was downgraded to a tropical storm before reaching Maine Sunday, downed trees and knocked out power to more than 200,000 Mainers. Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. reported nearly 30,000 outages, including more than 9,000 in Hancock County, at the peak of the storm due to strong winds and rain. Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) reported 183,000 customers, including 896 in Hancock County, were without power as of 9 a.m. Monday. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, all but 6 of CMP’s Hancock County customers had power restored. Statewide 55,000 CMP customers were still in the dark. The company hopes to restore all accounts by Thursday night. By Tuesday afternoon, 269 Bangor Hydro customers were still without power, including 171 in Hancock County. Ellsworth City Manager Michelle Beal said the storm toppled numerous trees, but the city managed to escape any flooding. “We had more wind then we did rain,” Beal said. Several businesses in town were without power Monday morning. Acadia National Park sustained minimal damage.