Central Maine Power Company, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336 (207) 622-NEWS
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CMP storm recovery approaching 200,000 homes and business
AUGUSTA, Maine, Dec. 15, 2008, 9 p.m. — Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) reports that its storm recovery crews have restored nearly 195,000 customer accounts after four days of work. As of nine o’clock this evening, 26,000 homes and business are still without power, primarily in towns in the southern tip of the state. The company has been shifting additional crews into those towns as work is completed in other areas.
Maps showing the extent of the outages and the progress of the restoration are available on the company’s website at Ice Storm 2008.
Following is a list of remaining outages by Service Center. Each Service Center includes the city or town listed, along with a dozen or more surrounding communities. A map showing the towns in each service area as well as a town-by-town listing of outages can be found on CMP’s web site at www.cmpco.com.
Next update: Tuesday, 9 a.m.
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: www.cmpco.com.
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.
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