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CMP crews make progress in outage repair

AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 26, 2008, 4:00 p.m.— Hundreds of lineworkers from Central Maine Power Company (CMP) and utility contractors from Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts are working to repair damage to the power system after Tuesday’s windstorm. CMP has restored power to nearly 12,000 accounts since the outages reached a peak of 35,000 at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, but more than 23,000 homes and businesses remain without power.

The company expects to restore power to all accounts in most inland areas by the end of the day. Residents in many communities along the coast east of Brunswick are likely to face a second night without power.

Here is a breakdown of outages by service center. Each service center includes the town or city listed, plus a dozen surrounding communities:

Alfred:  405
Augusta:  345
Bridgton:  28
Brunswick:  4665
Dover: 285
Fairfield: 685
Farmington: 345
Lewiston: 0
Portland: 40
Rockland/Belfast: 16,050
Skowhegan: 170

Total: 23,018

Next update 4:00 p.m. (with list of towns to expect overnight outages)


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.