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CMP crews make progress on scattered outages

AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 15, 2008 — Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) crews are making progress restoring power to customers who lost service after high winds came through central and southern Maine today. CMP reports an estimated 2,360 customer accounts were without service as of 3:30 Monday afternoon. That is down from a peak of about 11,400 at 1:30 p.m.

“Persistent winds kept our outage numbers up for a while today, despite our crews’ efforts to fix the damage,” says company spokesperson Gail Rice. “Now that the winds have begun to subside, we have made good progress, and we expect to have everything cleaned up this evening.”

Following is a breakdown of outages by Service Center. Each Service Center includes the city or town listed and about a dozen surrounding communities. A map showing the service areas is available on the company's outage page on its website at
Alfred: 310
Bridgton: 40
Brunswick: 1,240
Fairfield: 55
Farmington: 175
Lewiston: 150
Rockland: 90
Skowhegan: 300
Total: 2,360
CMP will issue additional updates as conditions dictate.

About CMP: Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Energy East Corporation, operates more than 25,000 miles of power lines and other facilities that deliver electricity to 80 percent of Maine’s population. Web site:

About Energy East: Energy East Corporation is a respected, super-regional energy services and delivery company serving about 3 million customers throughout upstate New York and New England. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally responsible manner, Energy East will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve.