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CMP crews converge on York County
AUGUSTA, Maine, Dec. 16, 2008, 12 noon — Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) reports that 15,700 York County homes and businesses are without power at mid-day. The company has nearly 600 lineworkers and arborist at work in the 30-town region. CMP expects to restore power to all York County customers by late Wednesday night.
Towns in York County bore the brunt of last week’s storm, and outages there far exceeded the number in the 1998 ice storm.
“At the peak of the storm Friday, more than 84,000 customers in York County had lost service,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “By comparison, outages in York County peaked at about 30,000 accounts in the 1998 storm, so we’re faced with a much more difficult situation in these communities today.”
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: 5 p.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.
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