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CMP crews pour into mid-coast towns for final push to repair storm damage

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 26, 2009, 6 a.m. — Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) will focus all of its efforts on restoring the remaining 2,960 outages in the mid-coast communities by this evening. The utility has had more than 1,000 frontline workers in the field since Tuesday. The storm that passed through Maine on Monday left more than 130,000 customer accounts without power at the peak.


   As of this morning, the majority of the remaining outages are in coastal Cumberland, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln counties. A small number of scattered camps and seasonal homes are also without power in Waldo County. CMP expects to restore all services today.


   Maps showing the extent of the outages and the progress of the restoration are available on the company’s website by clicking here for outages by town. More information on outages and storm restoration is available at cmpco.com.


 Next update: noon.

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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