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CMP in final push to get York County customers back on line

AUGUSTA, Maine, Dec. 17, 2008, 9 a.m. — Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) reports that 2,600 homes and businesses remain without power this morning as a result of last week’s ice storm. The company’s crews are working in 24 York County towns to restore the last of the outages by tonight. CMP is also ready to respond to outages in other towns should slippery roads send cars sliding into utility poles during the morning commute.

“The company continues working toward its goal to get the last of these customers back on by tonight,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “The weather today will slow things somewhat, but a big concern will be the safety of our crews on the roadside. It will be especially helpful if drivers can slow down and give them plenty of clearance as they pass.”

CMP still has more than 600 people in the field and many more in Service Centers and call centers repairing damage, talking with customers, and performing other support roles.

Next update: noon.

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